Exclusion zones

posted by
September 5, 2011
In These Times
by Kristian Williams  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"On June 8, the Justice Department announced a civil rights investigation to see if police officers in Portland, Ore., were engaged in a 'pattern or practice' of using excessive force against the mentally ill. The investigation comes after several incidents in which police shot people in psychological crisis. The problems with the mental health system are real enough, but this focus may obscure other dynamics propelling police violence -- specifically, those relating to race and class." (09/02/11)


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