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Police unions are enemies of reform. It’s time we take them head on.

The nation’s largest police union used a two-year-old boy – whose mother had just been violently thrown to the ground by Philadelphia police after breaking her car’s windows – as a prop in a social media post. Under a “Blue Lives Matter” banner, police unions demand hate crime protections while […]
Police unions are enemies of reform. It’s time we take them head on.
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The biggest police union in the US just endorsed Trump for president

The largest police union in the US endorsed President Trump for President on Friday. The move aligns with Trump’s messaging that he is the “president of law and order.” Biden, who recently questioned how safe people feel under Trump’s current presidency, leads the president in the polls by seven points, […]
The biggest police union in the US just endorsed Trump for president
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The police rioted, and there was a lot of video

During the first weeks of the George Floyd-inspired protests against police brutality and racism, many police officers rioted, which in itself justified the protests. Now a New York Times investigation has collected over 60 videos of NYPD officers engaging in what looks like excessive force, mostly on peaceful protesters. These […]
The police rioted, and there was a lot of video
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Stop taking the police solely at their word

Senior New York City police officers and union bosses created and quickly propagated a story falsely accusing employees at a lower Manhattan Shake Shack location of intentionally poisoning three officers. One union head said the nonexistent incident was proof that the police were “under attack.” Right-wing commentators, as well as […]
Stop taking the police solely at their word