Extrospectives: Policing and Violence  Part II

Derek Ridgley, Nederland. The number of police/civilian encounters that incorporate violent force dwarfs the number of police shootings. The trick to curbing police brutality lies in establishing a consensus about what types of force are excessive or unwarranted. Can we create national standards for excessive non-lethal force? In some areas bright lines can be drawn. In other areas it will be difficult to eliminate subjectivity.

Let’s start by considering the chokehold used…

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