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dropped gun, had hands up, got killed

Adam Toledo did have a gun in his possession, but actually complied, dropped the gun and had his hands up when the officer shot...

Unlike the Guy Before, Biden is taking far-right terrorism seriously, and it’s making a difference

Quietly and with little fanfare, the Biden administration has been taking all the right steps early in its tenure in confronting the threat of...

A police culture sympathetic to Proud Boys helped fuel insurrection

A veteran officer on the Fresno, California, city police force was placed on leave over the weekend when it emerged that he had joined...

Black girls are vulnerable to police violence, too. Is anyone giving them ‘the talk’?

In January, a video of police officers pepper spraying and arresting a 9-year-old Black girl in Rochester, New York, became the latest in a...

In Olympia, Washington, a look at how policing reform can help communities—and officers

What would "defunding the police" look like, in America? The Marshall Project gives a look at a program in Olympia, Washington, that gives one...

Barr Blasted by Rights Advocates for ‘Absolutely Despicable’ Speech Slamming ‘Anti-Law Enforcement DAs’

U.S. Attorney General William Barr was swiftly criticized by rights advocates on Monday for a speech in which he promised to deliver a bill—requested...

Four years after he killed Eric Garner, NYPD officer is finally facing charges

Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, whose illegal (and unnecessary) chokehold killed the 43-year-old father of six after officers confronted Garner for selling loose cigarettes....

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“Bagel Dogs for the Chosen People” Offered to Jewish Soldiers to Attend Military Boss’s Bible Study

Prompted by reading the recent news about the Colorado judge who resigned after being censured by the Colorado Supreme...
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Don't get vaccinated! (Said my sister)

  Sigh. This will probably be the last diary I write about my sister. A few weeks ago, out...

Ok. Here goes. I'm a trans person, ask me anything.

So. My last diary blew up a bit. During my perusal of the comments I noticed a theme of...

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The exploiting of and problems with the 1st amendment

We have to guard against the victors and monied...
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