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White Terrorism Often Leads to Harsher Punishment for People of Color
Amid calls for tougher laws after the Capitol assault, research shows that measures addressing White violence usually fall harder on Black people.
A Civilian's Guide to Insurrection Legalese
Everyone's talking about sedition, treason and conspiracy. Here's what these terms actually mean and how they've been enforced.
September 25, 2020
Is Violent Crime Rising In Cities Like Trump Says? Well, It’s Complicated.
Trump speaks of "anarchy and mayhem" in cities. Here's what the data really shows.
June 3, 2020
Masks On, Fists Up: Scenes from New York City’s Protests Against Police Violence
Some of the city’s most famous streets, emptied by the pandemic, fill with demonstrators and police in riot gear.
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June 1, 2020
Why So Many Police Are Handling the Protests Wrong
Disproportionate use of force can turn a peaceful protest violent, research shows.
March 1, 2018
The Kerner Omission
How a landmark report on the 1960s race riots fell short on police reform
March 2, 2016
How Much Do You Remember About the Rodney King Beating and Riots?
Twenty-five years ago, the first viral video captured police brutality and shook the nation.