Police Shootings: Law, Policy, and Accountability by William John Cox

"Am I next?" - Justice for Philando Castile

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by William John Cox
Writer, Dandelion Salad
williamjohncox.com
October 6, 2016

From amongst themselves, the People of the United States have empowered some of their members to enforce their laws and to police their society, but things have gone terribly awry. The police are killing those they are sworn to protect and they themselves are becoming the target of public anger over racial inequality and discrimination. Video images of recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota were followed by the mass murder of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, apparently in response to these shootings.

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