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Police, protests, and the pandemic converge in India, Africa, China and elsewhere

By Mark A. Bonta / June 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Police, protests, and the pandemic converge in India, Africa, China and elsewhere

The killing of George Floyd has sparked angry protests and violent repression not just in the United States, but around the world, where pandemic lockdowns have also mixed with authoritarian abuses. • Related: “A deadly convergence of racism, brutality and disease across America — and the world” India: Brutality day by day India, a multiparty […]

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A deadly convergence of racism, brutality and disease across America — and the world

By Mark A. Bonta / June 3, 2020 / Comments Off on A deadly convergence of racism, brutality and disease across America — and the world

Days of protests and violence following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer have shaken cities across the United States, with nightly curfews locking down populations already reeling from months of COVID-19 restrictions. And this deadly convergence of disease, violence and racism are mirrored in other nations around the world. • Related: […]

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Disrupting gangland

By Mark A. Bonta / September 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Disrupting gangland

What if the way to combat youth gang violence is to intervene in young peoples’ lives in a positive fashion, rather than simply cracking down with heavy-handed police tactics? Community-policing projects are being implemented with this goal in mind across the Americas, and the results so far from one of the world’s most violent cities […]

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Can art reform Rio’s violent police force?

By Mark A. Bonta / September 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Can art reform Rio’s violent police force?

Tatiana Altberg is teaching police officers in Rio de Janeiro how to make and use pinhole cameras in the hopes that in some small way this can help them reflect on their lives and careers. As part of an international artist-in-residence program, Altberg wants to use art to intervene in the hardened law-enforcement culture of […]

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