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Tag: Police Brutality

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Failure to Comply

As featured on Medium. On July 10th, Sandra Bland was pulled over by an officer for failure to signal a lane change. By the end of the hour, she would be arrested. By the end of the day, she would be in jail. By next week, she would be found dead in her own cell… Read More ›

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All This Has Happened Before, And All This Will Happen Again

As featured on Medium On August 9th 2014, Michael Brown was shot by a police officer, sparking a national conflagration which has been burning brightly since, casting light on the anti-black violence endemic to American white supremacy. His name was emblazoned into the minds of black Americans of all walks, but particularly young black Americans,… Read More ›

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Racism: The Infection in the Wound of Police Brutality

Police brutality is a savage wound to everything a democracy stands for. Ultimately, a democracy requires that its people feel safe in non-violently opposing its government, and police brutality is but one in a growing list of violations of that safety: warrantless searches, wiretaps, indefinite detention without trial, and now torture. To white America, the… Read More ›