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Organized Plunder

Elias Rodriques and Clint Williamson The New Inquiry
In the absence of the tax dollars city governments rely on, American are now funding themselves by fining the poor instead of taxing the rich.

Police Departments Spend Vast Sums of Money Creating ‘Copaganda’

Alec Karakatsanis Jacobin
U.S. police departments spend tens of millions of dollars every year to manipulate the news, flooding the discourse with “copaganda.” These aggressive tactics give the public a distorted view of what public safety means, what threatens it, and how to solve it.

Uber Broke Laws, Duped Police and Secretly Lobbied Governments, Leak Reveals

Harry Davies, Simon Goodley, Felicity Lawrence, Paul Lewis and Lisa O'Carroll The Guardian
More than 124,000 confidential documents leaked to the Guardian, Files expose attempts to lobby Joe Biden, Olaf Scholz and George Osborne, Emmanuel Macron secretly aided Uber lobbying in France, texts reveal, Company used ‘kill switch’ during raids to stop police seeing data, Former Uber CEO told executives ‘violence guarantees success’

Who Stops a ‘Bad Guy With a Gun’?

Larry Buchanan and Lauren Leatherby The New York Times
“It’s direct, indisputable, empirical evidence that this kind of common claim that ‘the only thing that stops a bad guy with the gun is a good guy with the gun’ is wrong."

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I Just Read His Name Is George Floyd

Zillah Eisenstein Medium
George Floyd was committed to being a person that mattered. But he was also Black, so he could never catch a break. As he got older the police were always at the ready. The day Chauvin murdered him was not the first time he had met Chauvin.
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