The Nature of Police, the Role of the Left
Learning From Ferguson

Gelderloos, Peter
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/12/09/the-nature-of-police-the-role-of-the-left/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  09/12/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17084

Iit would be hard to deny that the police are a racist institution par excellence. They kill young Black, Latino, and Native people at a disproportionately higher rate than white youth, and the institution itself descended from the patrols created to capture fugitive slaves in the South and police urban immigrants in the North.

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