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The Perisistence of Police Brutality: Part 1

The first thing about police brutality is that it’s not a problem. It’s a symptom of severe issues in American society. The first and most primary one is racism. 902 more words

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The Persistence of Police Brutality: The Timeline

I am currently writing a blog post entitled “The Persistence of Police Brutality.” I created a timeline which I think highlights some very important dates. I’ll refer to many of these dates in my blog post, but the dates themselves are informative because they point to very important events in American history. 876 more words

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all involved

All Involved
Author:  Ryan Gattis

I read this book during season two of True Detective, which provided an interesting context, or comparison.  (For non-fans, True Detective is set in Los Angeles, really the fictitious town of Vinci.   713 more words



Straight Outta Compton is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by F. Gary Gray about the rise and fall of the Compton, California hip hop group N.W.A. 178 more words


Violence and Riots in Social Movements: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Violence and Politics

Different groups of people participate in different ways on different days . . .arrest records merely capture a slice of time, an incomplete picture. A. Miller (1999) The aim of this article is to underline the crucial differences between riots and social movements by analyzing three different aspects of riots: (1) their dynamic of discontinuity, volatility, and alternation; (2) their temporal and spatial limitations as challenges to social order; and (3) the contested political identities of rioters. 6,101 more words