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Why Reform Falls Short in Stopping Police Violence
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Why Reform Falls Short in Stopping Police Violence

Last year became the deadliest year for fatal police encounters, despite calls for reform and racial justice after the 2020 protests.

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An “Unacceptable Escalation” Against Peaceful Protestors
A group of people in a forest with their faces blurred out pose next to a cloth sign that says, "Atlanta Forest to Strefi Hill and the squats of Athens Greece defend free spaces."

An “Unacceptable Escalation” Against Peaceful Protestors

A protest movement to stop Cop City and protect an Atlanta forest continues despite a brutal police raid on the protest encampment.

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The Growing Threat of Police Surveilling Social Media
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The Growing Threat of Police Surveilling Social Media

Police surveillance of social media often relies on data riddled with human error or interpreted with bias, which harms communities of color.

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A Timeline of the FBI and its Role in Political Persecution
A person in a FBI jacket holds a drone by a body of water with views of a city.

A Timeline of the FBI and its Role in Political Persecution

On August 8, the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on suspicion of mishandling classified documents (MSN).  When activists demanded defunding of the police, conservatives trumpeted their unconditional support for law enforcement. For the same people to now shout “defund the FBI” raises the question of whether “their love of law enforcement only…

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The Violence Inherent to Unhoused Encampment Sweeps
A small group of demonstrators protest on a street corner. Most are holding signs and a banner reads. "Act Up, Fight Back" with a pink, big triangle in the center. Another person is talking with a microphone.

The Violence Inherent to Unhoused Encampment Sweeps

Cities throughout the country are tackling homelessness by issuing encampment sweeps, further displacing unhoused people.

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In Defense of Expelling Police from the Labor Movement
Two New York officers stand on the steps in front of a building.

In Defense of Expelling Police from the Labor Movement

The history of labor organizing has emphasized solidarity amongst exploited workers and collisions with police at the behest of employers.

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Why Taco Stands Might Fix What Curfews Cannot
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Why Taco Stands Might Fix What Curfews Cannot

With Jim Crow-era origins, curfew laws fail to protect public safety; instead, they ensure marginalized young people are criminalized.

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The Police Won’t Save Us: Confronting the Roots of Mass Shootings
A person's arm is tied down with yellow barricade tape that says "stop." In the hand is a white gun.

The Police Won’t Save Us: Confronting the Roots of Mass Shootings

Demands for stricter red flag laws and mass surveillance won’t stop gun violence but will disproportionately affect marginalized people.

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The Uvalde Tragedy Exposes the Futility of Policing
The Uvalde SWAT team lined up with guns.

The Uvalde Tragedy Exposes the Futility of Policing

The inaction of law enforcement during the Uvalde shooting and other tragedies reveal an ugly truth of American policing.

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The Movement to Get Cops Off Campus
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The Movement to Get Cops Off Campus

The Cops Off Campus Coalition is a network of students, educators, and community members working to abolish policing in the education system.

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