What If Everything You Know About Murder Rates and Policing Is Wrong

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Homicides across the United States rose by an estimated 30 percent in 2020, the largest one-year increase on record, according to recently released data from the FBI. But don’t jump to conclusions about what that means.
As soon as the FBI shared this eye-popping statistic in late September, a flood of fear-inducing headlines made it seem like Americans are now living through a massive wave of violence.

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What If Everything You Know About Murder Rates and Policing Is Wrong

Mother Jones illustration; Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty

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Homicides across the United States rose by an estimated 30 percent in 2020, the largest one-year increase on record, according to recently released data from the FBI. But don’t jump to conclusions about what that means.
As soon as the FBI shared this eye-popping statistic in late September, a flood of fear-inducing headlines made it seem like Americans are now living through a massive wave of violence.

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‘Weapon of war’: Cori Bush decries unregulated use of tear gas on US civilians

Following a call by Rep. Cori Bush to investigate the use of tear gas on civilians by law enforcement, the House Oversight Committee on Thursday released a memo showing that the federal government has never determined the unregulated chemical to be safe for use on humans—despite the fact that manufacturers earn millions of dollars per year providing tear gas to police departments across the country.
Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.

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Government Eyes In the Sky

In August 2016, Bloomberg Businessweek revealed the existence of a pilot program being operated by the Baltimore Police Department in which small manned aircraft circled over the city all day, using cameras to continuously photograph a 32-square-mile area and giving police the ability to retroactively track any vehicle or pedestrian within that area. It was the ultimate Big Brother “eye in the sky”—and yet the Baltimore police had not notified the public or even the mayor or city council about the program.

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Federal lawmakers’ hopes for a police reform compromise go up in smoke

by Thaddeus L. Johnson, Georgia State University and Natasha N. Johnson, Georgia State University
Bipartisan talks over police reform ended with no agreement on Sept. 22, 2021, with House Democrats and Republicans blaming each other for the lack of progress.
It isn’t the first time that reform at a federal level has been attempted – nor the first time it has stalled.
The sticking points this time appear to be centered around proposed changes to use-of-force procedures and plans to strip officers of qualified immunity, which shields them from being sued.

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Federal lawmakers’ hopes for a police reform compromise go up in smoke

by Thaddeus L. Johnson, Georgia State University and Natasha N. Johnson, Georgia State University
Bipartisan talks over police reform ended with no agreement on Sept. 22, 2021, with House Democrats and Republicans blaming each other for the lack of progress.
It isn’t the first time that reform at a federal level has been attempted – nor the first time it has stalled.
The sticking points this time appear to be centered around proposed changes to use-of-force procedures and plans to strip officers of qualified immunity, which shields them from being sued.

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Federal lawmakers’ hopes for a police reform compromise go up in smoke

by Thaddeus L. Johnson, Georgia State University and Natasha N. Johnson, Georgia State University
Bipartisan talks over police reform ended with no agreement on Sept. 22, 2021, with House Democrats and Republicans blaming each other for the lack of progress.
It isn’t the first time that reform at a federal level has been attempted – nor the first time it has stalled.
The sticking points this time appear to be centered around proposed changes to use-of-force procedures and plans to strip officers of qualified immunity, which shields them from being sued.

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A conversation with Eli Steele about the NFL’s woke messaging

The NFL brought back segregation to kick off its 2021 season. In an attempt to appease the social justice warrior mob, the NFL has committed to forcing left-wing indoctrination on its audiences under the guise of racial equality. Left-wing propaganda through helmet decals and end zone stencils will be omnipresent throughout the season. It starts with the playing of the black national anthem at all games this year. Playing a song solely based on skin color is divisive. Furthermore, the song has absolutely zero impact on any person in the country, nor does it solve any of the alleged problems.

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Rush to Judgment: An autopsy of a racial power grab in Coronado

Rush To Judgment
Racial justice activists rushed to judge the championship basketball team of Coronado, CA as racist, but are they really?

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The one thing guaranteed when one uses race as a means to power is absurdity. The actual truth is ignored for the optics that can be spun to serve those pursuing power. And the absurdity arises from the simple fact that many folks see the actual truth plainly but choose to ignore it for the power that the optics promise.

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Rush to Judgment: An autopsy of a racial power grab in Coronado

Rush To Judgment
Racial justice activists rushed to judge the championship basketball team of Coronado, CA as racist, but are they really?

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
The one thing guaranteed when one uses race as a means to power is absurdity. The actual truth is ignored for the optics that can be spun to serve those pursuing power. And the absurdity arises from the simple fact that many folks see the actual truth plainly but choose to ignore it for the power that the optics promise.

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