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February 2, 2021
“That Could Have Been Me”: The People Derek Chauvin Choked Before George Floyd
They describe an officer quick to use force and callous about their pain.
June 9, 2020
Support For Defunding The Police Department Is Growing. Here’s Why It’s Not A Silver Bullet.
Past budget cuts have had unintended consequences. Now, proponents say it’s time to fundamentally reimagine the role of the police.
June 4, 2020
As George Floyd Died, Officer Wondered About “Excited Delirium”
Now experts say the controversial diagnosis may become part of the police defense.
May 28, 2020
Before George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Police Failed to Adopt Reforms, Remove Bad Officers
The department allows officers to use choke holds barred in other cities.
December 3, 2015
Black Lives Matter Protesters are “Tired,” “Hopeful,” “Ready”
Minneapolis sit-in for Jamar Clark stretches through a third week.
February 20, 2015
Just Buy the Boy a Bike
Can classic community policing prevent terrorism?