A Truth and Reconciliation Commission for police brutality

To the editor: Recent articles in the L.A. Times on police brutality show just how widespread and deeply ingrained the problem is.

As a retired union organizer reading these stories, I am reminded of one of the first things I learned as a new trainee: You don’t organize around issues, you organize around a problem. Given the deep feelings on police and race, we will have to organize around racial disparity in city councils, civil service boards, police commissions and corporate boards.

We…

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