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Police Brutality

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A well-intentioned social media uproar after Sarah Everard’s murder shows the impossibility of mitigating misogyny

Side view of a young man and woman crossing the street at night.
Side view of a young man and woman crossing the street at night.
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A grand jury indicted only one of the officers involved in her case— for reasons unrelated to her murder

Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron at a press conference on September 23 in Frankfort, Kentucky, announcing a grand jury’s decision regarding Breonna Taylor’s murder. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images


The officer could have learned that deadly force was seldom necessary. Instead, he regretted his choice.

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Voices From Inside the System

This detective was pushed out of his department in a large metropolitan city for reporting police brutality

Photo illustration, source: Juanmonino/Getty Images


As a former cop, I know why so many carry out their work with an “us versus them” mentality

Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty


Assemblywoman Diana Richardson was pepper-sprayed while protesting George Floyd’s death

Photo illustration, source: New York State Assembly


A former Baltimore cop explains why police reforms aren’t to blame for the recent rise in crime

Credit: AFP Contributor/Getty Images

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