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The Violent Fantasy of Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen charged with shooting three protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, gets the fanmail congratulating him on his heroic exploits in juvenile detention, because he is 17 years old. Most stories coming from the Right, which render the kid as a righteous arbiter of justice, bury this fact.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Find Out Which Surveillance Methods Your Local Police Department Uses

Recent weeks have brought increased scrutiny to police departments’ policies and practices as well as a reckoning over police brutality, surveillance and lack of accountability. It’s worth knowing that, even if you live in a seemingly sleepy town, your local police department is likely engaging in some type of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Berkeley Might Become One of the First Cities to Remove Police From Traffic Stops

Fundamentally, I’m a begrudging optimist. Pessimism just seems counterproductive so, no matter how awful things look, I always hold out hope that perhaps they can be better. As protests for police accountability have consistently occurred for well over a month across the county, I’ve hoped that the result would be…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Berkeley Might Become One of the First Cities to Remove Police From Traffic Stops

Fundamentally, I’m a begrudging optimist. Pessimism just seems counterproductive so, no matter how awful things look, I always hold out hope that perhaps they can be better. As protests for police accountability have consistently occurred for well over a month across the county, I’ve hoped that the result would be…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Illegal Manchester raves result in stabbings, sexual assault, and one death

A series of illegal Manchester raves over the weekend of June 13 – 14 has resulted in one fatal overdose, three stabbings, and a sexual assault after thousands broke current quarantine provisions to attend. Local authorities were aware of the two events, held in Daisy Nook and Partington, but claim that they were “almost impossible” […]

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What Does ‘Qualified Immunity’ Mean for Police?

One of the most galling things about the police killings that have grabbed national attention, both in recent weeks and in years past, is just how rare it is for a police officer to face any sort of consequence for ending someone’s life. One reason for this is qualified immunity, which shields government officials,…Read more… […]

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Video Games Have To Reckon With How They Depict The Police

The depiction of police in video games has taken many forms over the years. Officers might appear as antagonists exemplifying corruption and violence, or as benevolent forces doing their best to protect and serve. Recent weeks of protests against police brutality and racism have upended video games’ ability to depict…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Video Games Have To Reckon With How They Depict The Police

The depiction of police in video games has taken many forms over the years. Officers might appear as antagonists exemplifying corruption and violence, or as benevolent forces doing their best to protect and serve. Recent weeks of protests against police brutality and racism have upended video games’ ability to depict… Read more…

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The Punisher’s Logo Can’t Be Turned Into a Symbol for Black Lives Matter or Real World Justice

For years now, American police officers and members of various branches of the American military have used Marvel Comics’ Punisher skull logo as a symbol to represent their own personal ideologies about what it means to be a person wielding a weapon. Those ideologies, interpreted through the lens of the logo, are…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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As the Punisher Skull Re-Emerges on Cops in U.S. Protests, Marvel Comics Reckons With Its Imagery

The appropriation of comic book character Frank Castle’s skull emblem by police and the military has been an ongoing issue for Marvel Entertainment as it wrestles with the questionable embrace of the anti-hero’s extrajudicial violence by real state and federal employees. But as the “Punisher skull” has re-emerged on…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How Can We End Police Violence?

Recent displays of police violence against members of the public, whether the recent deaths of George Floyd and Breona Taylor at the hands of officers or the many demonstrations of brutality against peaceful protesters, it’s becoming painfully obvious that the problem is systemic, and that it will take a comprehensive…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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