Here’s how to talk to your children about their rights, how to show respect to the police, and the hard truth that officers sometimes abuse their power.
If police responses are ‘determined by the totality of the circumstances,’ then a pregnant woman holding a baby, having just come from the Dollar Store, shouldn’t be considered a threat.
Police are not supposed to make sure they get home at any cost, they’re supposed to make sure that we do.
In spite of negative reviews from outlets such as the New Republic and The Ringer, this is an astoundingly adult and sympathetic attempt at telling the Waco slaughter story right.
No NFL players kneeled on Sunday to protest the brutality that occurred to Brian Shaw. Is that because he’s a police officer?
Once Michael Bennett shared his story, the Las Vegas Police Department began an investigation, and the meager results so far contradict Bennett’s story.
What do we do when men trained to be sheepdogs, who look and dress like sheepdogs, turn into wolves before our very eyes? What do we say when the sheepdog turns on the sheep?
Black voices from across America offer their views on this tragedy, and what we can learn as we share in the family’s grief.
Merely stating that one has a weapon in the absence of any real indicator of danger is not a crime in a country that guarantees its citizens the right to bear arms.
Improvements like body cameras and independent police auditors are steps in the right direction, but none of those reforms gets at the source of the problem, which is our criminal traffic laws.
Amid calls to reduce police violence, we need to consider whether we really want police to enforce the regulations of an overweening administrative state.
When the details of a handful of police shooting cases radically form public opinion, we’re likely to end up with a badly distorted picture.
New data may give some credence to the anxieties of Black Lives Matter, without assuming that all police officers are violent, raging bigots.
How can we expect real police reform when prosecutors are willing to send such a clear message in the Tamir Rice case that, however egregious the error, no one will ever be punished?
Black Lives Matter sympathizers proposed burning Wesleyan University newspapers that contain a mildly conservative viewpoint. But this will expand that viewpoint’s reach.
Those who chalk up the growing momentum behind Black Lives Matter to racism or a desire to hurt cops are making the same mistake as those who tarred the Tea Party for racism.
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