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Carl Bialik – The Government Finally Has A Realistic Estimate Of Killings By Police

About 1,200 people were killed by police officers in the U.S. in the 12 months that ended in May, according to a federal report released Thursday. That number is much larger than government counts of police killings for earlier years — and is much more in line with private estimates. Criminal justice researchers have long argued that official counts of …

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Mike Ludwig – Polling Places in Police Stations? Why Civil Rights Groups Are Still Fighting for Voting Rights

When civil rights groups learned that a county elections board planned to relocate the polling station for a predominately Black precinct in Macon, Georgia, to a local sheriff’s office, they warned election officials that the move would unfairly discourage turnout. The officials didn’t budge at first. Allegations of police brutality and the 2012 police killing of an unarmed Black manhave …

Military aggression

The paramilitary occupation of America

It is necessary to call things by their right names. The obscene regularity of police murders in the United States has reached the point where it is appropriate to speak of the police as an occupying army, whose daily violence and brutality can best be described as a war against the country’s poor and working people. Practically every day brings …