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Broken trust: can youth and police ever see eye-to-eye?

How do emotions about police shape your experience of being young and black in public?  Black youth explain how their early impressions of police were reinforced by their experiences as they grew up.  83 more words

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The decline of 'stop and frisk' in NYC

I’ve written posts about the injustice (and also the uselessness) of singling out young black men for police harassment, often leading to arrests for trivial or arbitrary reasons.   167 more words

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“Justice For All” – Ferguson Community Demands End to Police Repression

The determined street protests against the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri have diminished, but the anger of the community has not. Demonstrators are still demanding the arrest of Darren Wilson, the officer who fired the fatal shots, but it seems unlikely this will happen. 1,247 more words

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More Police Overkill

Connor Friedersdorf provides the full context to this video. In short: a black man goes to pick up his kids and waits for them in an area he thinks is a public area and is not designated as a private area. 86 more words

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