10 Jun 2020

Democrats Push Reforms That Will Not Fundamentally Change Policing

Proposals for police reform by Democrats are distressingly similar to prior proposals that have done nothing to fundamentally change policing. In fact, the vast majority of provisions in legislation introduced in Congress were recommended by a task force convened by President Barack Obama five years ago.

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Photo by Fibonacci Blue on Flickr.
04 Jun 2020

Attempts By Officials To Blame ‘Outside Agitators’ For George Floyd Protests Failed

Efforts by officials to blame “outside agitators” for looting, vandalism, and arson during the George Floyd protests flopped.

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03 Jun 2020

Beyond Prisons: Reflecting On The Protests

Kim and Brian sit down for an extended conversation on the current Black Lives Matter protests, policing and police reform, media literacy, and more.

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President Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
29 Jan 2020

Meet The Cops: Inside Donald Trump’s New Commission On Policing

Attorney General William Barr swore in 18 members of a White House commission on policing—all of whom work in law enforcement.

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02 Dec 2019

Beyond Prisons: Instead Of Calling The Cops

In a followup to the episode, “Stop Hugging Cops,” Beyond Prisons hosts Brian Sonenstein and Kim Wilson discuss alternatives to calling the police.

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23 Oct 2019

Beyond Prisons: Stop Hugging Cops

On the Beyond Prisons podcast, Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein discuss a video that features Professor Dylan Rodriguez talking about policing and police practice.

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These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the US government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families to send them to boarding schools where their identities, cultures and their rights to speak their Native languages were forcefully stripped away from them. (Photo: US government)
27 Mar 2019

Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native American Encounters With Criminal Injustice

Critical accounts of police abuse and mass incarceration overlook structural violence visited upon Native peoples for centuries, and how it relates to and differs from Black peoples’ experiences.

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05 May 2015

What’s Wrong with CNN Characterizing Baltimore Uprising as ‘Unrest’ Fueled by ‘Professional Protesters’

CNN aired a segment broadly characterizing people demonstrating in Baltimore against police violence as “professional protesters,” a term often used by police and right wing media outlets like Fox News and Breitbart.

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