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Watch: LAPD tries to clean up its image, misses a spot

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You can try to solve the problem, or you can try to make the problem look less-bad.
Protestors in Ferguson, via Creative Commons

Institutional racism by the numbers

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The question isn’t whether racism is embedded in American society. The question is the extent to which it is.
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Calls for calm in Baltimore ignore the language of the unheard

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Our politicians and pundits are appropriating the rhetoric of peace to preserve their sordid status quo.
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Rand Paul isn’t a libertarian: criminal justice edition

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With his comments on the protests in Baltimore, Paul’s transformation into a mainstream GOPer is nearly complete.
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LAPD shooting of mentally ill black man reflects deeper policy issues

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Around 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles, three police officers shot and killed an unarmed 39-year-old homeless man. The incident was recorded ...
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John Kasich’s greatest hits

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On Sunday morning, John Kasich went on CNN’s State of the Union to talk about his cross-country “crusade” for a balanced budget, a move that has been widely interpreted as a ...
Imperial Storm Troopers guarding a bank in Portland.

The violence of the State & the crime of peaceful protest

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So much of our analysis of the State ignores its violence. Chris Hedges has more.
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