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When the president of the United States spends years telling people that journalists are “enemies of the people,” some of his fans are going to take that seriously — and he has a lot of fans among police officers.
Rapacious private equity firms loading their ancestral domains up with debt too finance their crusades
Obviously you can’t just turn protests on and off. But I think with every passing day Dem leaders’ lack of interest in trying to mobilize mass resistance — which was a prominent feature of US politics in 2017-2018 — during the impeachment saga looks worse and worse.
In the market for research on some of the interplay between politics, demographics, and policing issues: Do majority-black cities see different policing outcomes? Does it make a difference if the city has a lot of black officers? Do black mayors matter? Black police chiefs?
The Chinese madam selling access to the president via his private beach club in Florida is a mind-boggling scandal but we’re really and truly numb at this point.
IDK how significant this is as a substantive matter, but last year the mayor of Minneapolis decided to end some “warrior style” police training program that he decided was contributing to problems so the union went and continued the program anyway.