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The Thin White Line: Most Cops Don’t Look Like the Residents They Serve

By Bryan Schatz and AJ Vicens In Baltimore, white people make up 28 percent of the population but 50 percent of the city’s police officers. In Philadelphia, where police and protesters clashed last Thursday during a #FreddieGray rally, whites are … Continue reading

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Baltimore Mayor Asks Feds To Investigate Police Department

By Eyder Peralta View image | gettyimages.com Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has asked the Justice Department to open up a civil rights investigation into the city’s police department. “Such an investigation is essential if we are to build on the … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray: Don’t trust the 1% with police reform

By Donald Earl Collins The history of policing in the US has been one of protecting private property, money and lives of the affluent and politically powerful, at least since the NYPD’s founding in 1845. Any new efforts at police … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray’s Attorney on the Benefits of Body Cameras

By Conor Friedersdorf On Tuesday night William Murphy, the attorney representing Freddie Gray’s family, gave a televised address to an audience in a Baltimore church. As MSNBC cut to his remarks he was reflecting on black America’s long experience of … Continue reading

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