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‘Most Cops Don’t Violate the Rules. It’s Just That the Rules Are Horrific.’

Law professor Rosa Brooks on what she learned from five years with the Metropolitan Police

Photo: Jody McKitrick

Rosa Brooks was a fortysomething Georgetown Law School professor in 2015 when she applied to join the reserves of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department. Being “white…

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