Category Archives: police brutality

Cartoon: Ghost of Rehnquist

If you enjoy these cartoons, please support them on Patreon! A $1 or $2 pledge makes a big difference to me. It seems like it happens every few weeks – a policeman shoots an unarmed civilian (more often than not … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Police Shootings, or Oh The Tragedy!

Transcript of cartoon Each panel of this cartoon shows the same white dude in an armchair, from the same angle, watching the news on TV. Small details change throughout the cartoon – his hairline recedes, his drink changes, he switches … Continue reading

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Police Racism Isn’t Disproven By Black Cops

In the National Review/Oberlin thread, RonF wrote:1 The anti-racist-policing movement hasn’t had much to say in Freddie Gray’s case given that of the 6 cops going on trial, 3 are black – including the only one who was charged with … Continue reading

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Baltimore

I really don’t have anything to say. But I can quote. Ta-Nehisi Coates, “Nonviolence as Compliance“: Now, tonight, I turn on the news and I see politicians calling for young people in Baltimore to remain peaceful and “nonviolent.” These well-intended … Continue reading

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…and maybe they won’t kill you

Ijeoma Oluo, in a series of tweets: Don’t play in the park with toy guns and maybe they won’t kill you. Don’t ask for help after a car accident and maybe they won’t kill you. Don’t wear a hoodie and maybe they won’t kill you. Don’t cosplay … Continue reading

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Nine thoughts about the police shooting of Kajieme Powell

Huffington Post reports: St. Louis officials have identified the 25-year-old man shot dead yesterday in an officer-involved shooting that happened only a few miles from where Michael Brown was killed by police earlier this month. Authorities said Kajieme Powell stole … Continue reading

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Must-Read Jamelle Bouie Article On The Decades-Old Context For Ferguson

Ferguson protests over Michael Brown won’t end soon: The black community’s anger is rooted in a history of racism. This longish (well, longer than a blog post) article by Jamelle Bouie, about the long history of official racism in Ferguson, … Continue reading

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A quick note on Michael Brown’s death and “plausibility”

Dorian Johnson was walking with Michael Brown when they were stopped by Officer Darren Wilson. According to Johnson’s eyewitness account: …a police car pulled up alongside Brown and him, and the officer—who has been identified as Darren Wilson—allegedly told Johnson … Continue reading

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News from White Land

Karnythia sort of beat me to this, but I found two very interesting news items yesterday. One comes from James Fallows’ blog on The Atlantic, courtesy of an anonymous reader: You all (and by you all I mean whites, yes … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Oscar Grant

xMabaitx blogs about race, racial identity, skin color, and Oscar Grant: I have determined that my former desire to ”fit into” a certain racial or ethnic distinction has very little bearing on my own sense of personal self-worth. The greater issue rather is how the white man’s ideas of race and ethnicity consequently force unwanted […] Continue reading

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