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The Racist Roots of American Policing: From Slave Patrols to traffic Stops

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  Outrage over  racialism   and therefore the  killing of African Americans by  cops  and vigilantes in recent years helped  create  the Black Lives Matter movement. But tensions between the police and black communities are nothing new. There are many precedents to the Ferguson, Missouri protests that ushered  within the  Black Lives Matter movement. Those protests erupted in 2014 after a  policeman  shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown; the officer was subsequently not indicted. The precedents include the  la  riots that broke out after the 1992 acquittal of  law enforcement officials  for beating Rodney King. Those riots happened nearly three decades after the 1965 Watts riots, which began with Marquette Frye, an African American, being pulled over for suspected drunk driving and roughed up by the police for  battery . I’m a criminal justice researcher who often focuses on  problems with  race, class, and crime. Through my research and from teaching a course on diversity in crimina

If We Just Tear Down a Few More Statues We’ll Finally Have Our Utopia

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It has been a genuine kumbaya snapshot of meeting up to end bigotry - yet that isn't actually what's going on right?  The boaster president even supported for the abducting and confining of individuals for their free discourse over the intrinsically ensured demonstration of copying a banner. A guarantee of state viciousness was likely not the expected want numerous people had when they took to expelling holy places to bigot despots. Destroying sculptures has prompted something contrary to its planned impact. Numerous on the privilege has gone on the edge and even the president needs to utilize brutality against the individuals who challenge his dangers.  This should not shock anyone, in any case, as viciousness is the language of the state. As John Lennon broadly expressed, "When it gets down to utilizing viciousness, then you are playing the framework's down. Watching individuals wage brutality against their kindred human for the sake of ensuring or destroying s