Police protect property, not people

What the history of American justice can tell us today.

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May 30, 2020, protesters face off with Military Police in Washington DC, Lafayette Square. Courtesy of Creative Commons.
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May 29, 2020, protesters gather in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Phil Roeder.

A Brief History of Policing in America

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1884 etching by William T. Alexander.
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October 22, 2011, anti corporate personhood sign at occupy Rochester Rally. Photo by Fibonacci Blue.
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October 25 1884, Frank Leslie’s illustration of Pinkertons breaking up the Hocking Valley worker strike.

What This Means for Justice Reform Today

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May 28, 2020, Minneapolis Minnesota, A man poses in front of an empty burning business. Photo by Lorie Shaull.

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