Watching the Police

In Atlanta, a Race to Kiss the Ring of Police

The D.A. race in the ‘Black mecca’ reveals the cozy relationship between prosecutors and police unions, no matter how diverse

Illustration: Alicia Tatone

Black women are expected to be proud of a Fani Willis, or a Keisha Lance Bottoms, or a Kamala Harris, regardless of their policy record.

“The police union has never seen a situation where they thought a policeman should be prosecuted for anything.”

“For the police and the people we feel like should be protecting us to be so against the movement is sickening.”

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Malaika Jabali is a public policy attorney & columnist for GEN Mag & The Guardian

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