Commentary: No justice, no peace: Why passing the Justice in Policing Act is so crucial

 

By Jeri Patasnik

This country desperately needs to eradicate our epidemic of police violence and its destructive impact on black communities.

Solving the problem of police violence will take more than enacting evidence-based policies. It will require the country to confront its long history of systemic racism, white supremacy, gun culture, and police militarization.

Police violence disproportionately affects Black Americans, as evidenced by the fact that…

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