I’ve had a pile of tabs open on my browser, with no idea what to do with them. They were too powerful to close but too much to take in one sitting.

Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop:

I really want to hammer this home: every cop in your neighborhood is damaged by their training, emboldened by their immunity, and they have a gun and the ability to take your life with near-impunity. This does not make you safer, even if you’re white.

“Cops” Canceled after 33 Years on TV
Check out a great podcast called Running From Cops for a view of how the show informed and impacted policing in America.

IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology
Others will step in for sure. But one fewer company selling ID software to the cops is a good thing, I guess.

John Oliver’s excellent take on police in America:

And finally, a glimmer of hope, from Camden, NJ: they disbanded their police force 7 years ago and rebuilt it from scratch. Here’s how they did it.

Date posted: June 9, 2020 | Filed under politics | Leave a Comment »

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