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Police Are Hurting People Because They Want To

To suggest otherwise is to blindly ignore reality

Police stand guard outside the White House on May 31, 2020, as people gather to protest the death of George Floyd. Photo: Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images

In at least 30 cities this weekend, protests spread over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. In an ironic — and entirely predictable — twist, police officers in city after city responded to the demonstrations against their brutality with yet more…