In the eyes of many, this ‘movement’ transcends politics
A new lie for the oldest hate
What’s really happening in America is a crisis of authority, from the White House down to your local police precinct
The Rayshard Brooks case is tragic but, legally, straightforward
What we need is practical change
We must be firm in our commitment to effect change, but do so without demonizing law enforcement
Who will support cops, when even the Trump administration blames them?
Three-year-olds will not be happy when Chase the police dog is forcibly removed from their lives
Behind the brutality is a warped social contract
There is no central command, so it is impossible to know how many members and sympathizers are currently active
The City Council are defunding the police, to replace them with...who knows?
‘We can, and should, commit to police accountability without shredding the thin wall between civilization and chaos’
We are living through an update of radical chic. Elite white liberals are apologizing for and even applauding the worst…
Can right and left meet on police reform?
Quite what happens after the police are abolished is less clear
The complete removal of a police force is exactly the kind of thing John Lennon (who was tragically shot dead in 1980) would have been behind
It is worth giving abolitionists a hearing. It is also worth asking them questions, getting them to be specific and detailed about their stated goals
If the mob believes it is justified, anything it does is justifiable
Black men who are killed by anti-cop avengers or the rioters who hijacked the Floyd protests hardly get mentioned
This carnage isn’t stopping