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We Don’t Just Need Nicer Cops. We Need Fewer Cops.

The following piece is from The Nation. It was written by Alex S. Vitale.

By: Alex S. Vitale

Protests against the recent police killings of unarmed black men and boys—Eric Garner and Akai Gurley in New York, Michael Brown in Ferguson, John Crawford and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Ohio—have put the policing of communities of color on the top of the local and national agenda. Signs are even emerging of a new level of social movement activity around racial justice and the criminal justice system that may outlast the current wave of anger and heartbreak.

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