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Police Violence: When Silence Kills

A recent Pittsburgh Police Department newsletter suggested prayer and community engagement as strategies to “Stop the Violence.” But it failed to mention cops’ own role in perpetrating the violence that has resulted in the death or injury of local residents, writes local poet Joy Katz.

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North Carolina City Demonstrates ‘Safety Focused’ Traffic Stops

By focusing only on automobile violations that are an immediate concern to public safety, a city in North Carolina was able to save lives and reign in officer misconduct. Supporters suggest it could be a nationwide model for replacing the practice of pretext traffic stops which disproportionately affect people of color.