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Gun Control Advocates Cannot Win Without Fighting Their Own Racism [OPINION]

The National Rifle Association uses racism to make people of color the enemy. But the logic that gun control advocates lean on after mass killings—like Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas—relies on racist assumptions of a different kind. Here’s what they need to challenge to secure meaningful, equitable gun control legislation.

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Las Vegas Officer Charged With Manslaughter for Choking Tashii Brown to Death

Kenneth Lopera used an unapproved “rear naked choke hold” on the unarmed Brown. It proved fatal.

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Long Early Voting Lines Illustrate Need for More Polling Places

One line in Cincinnati was a half-mile long. A new Vox report lays the blame not on enthusiastic early voter turnout, but polling place deficiencies.

Why Some Officers Who Kill on the Job Return to Work Right Away

LAPD officer Eden Medina killed Omar Gonzalez and Jesse Romero less than two weeks apart this summer. A new Los Angeles Times article tries to answer why Medina was back on the job so soon after the first shooting.

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STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.

Thousands Protest Ex-NYPD Cop Peter Liang's Conviction

A jury recently found the Chinese-American former officer guilty of killing Akai Gurley, an unarmed Black man.