Tag Archives: George Floyd

Militias Evaluate Beliefs, Action as Trump Threatens Soldiers in the Streets

There is no monolithic militia in the US with a single ideological perspective, and groups are still figuring out their own responses to these ongoing events. Dismissing their current silence as merely hypocritical or racist misses nuance that will be crucial for understanding potential threats and other outcomes from this shift.

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America at a Crossroads

The outrage on the streets across the US and beyond over George Floyd's murder has transformed into an international movement against racism. It's the biggest test of American leadership to make sure justice is done to the Floyd family, the “open wounds” of racism are healed through sweeping police reforms, the monster of economic inequality is controlled and decisive measures taken to unite a polarized nation.

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Police Officers Accused of Violence Often Have a History of Complaints by Citizens

Officers who are the subject of previous civilian complaints – regardless of whether those complaints are for excessive force, verbal abuse or unlawful searches – pose a higher risk of engaging in serious misconduct in the future.

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How Media Frames Unrest in Minneapolis Will Shape Public’s View of Protest

Protests identify legitimate grievances in society and often tackle issues that affect people who lack the power to address them through other means. That’s why it is imperative that journalists do not resort to shallow framing narratives that deny significant and consistent space to air the afflicted’s concerns while also comforting the very comfortable status quo.

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