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April 23, 2018
Fear of a Black Patron
In retail, fear of black criminality regularly shows up in policies and practices across stores and sectors.
Aaron Ross Coleman
February 15, 2018
A Black Mother’s Survival Guide for Her Teenage Son
"The only right you have, I told him, is to make it home alive."
as told to
November 15, 2017
A ‘Routine’ Stop Almost Ended My Career Before It Started
Sometimes there’s danger in speaking out against perceived police misconduct.
Johnathan S. Perkins
September 29, 2016
Driverless Cars Are Coming. What Does That Mean for Policing?
An end to traffic stops and hot pursuit. Arrest by drones. And new tricks for terrorists.
May 23, 2016
Can Courtroom Prejudice Be Proved?
The Supreme Court considers what it takes to show that prosecutors, when they pick juries, are discriminating against minorities.
March 16, 2016
Should Hard-line Prosecutors Be Nervous?
After voters oust two prosecutors for failing to hold police accountable, maybe.
February 22, 2016
What You Need To Know About Predictive Policing
Key background reading before our discussion on predictive policing on Wednesday, February 24th.
February 17, 2016
Policing After Scalia
He thought the Fourth Amendment protected property, not people.
Jonathan M. Smith
February 11, 2016
“Look at O.J. ... If He Had a Public Defender, He’d be in Jail.”
Why African-Americans don’t trust the courts, and why it matters.
Sara Sternberg Greene
February 8, 2016
Black and Unarmed: Behind the Numbers
What the Black Lives Matter movement misses about those police shootings.
Heather Mac Donald