Black People : When Black America Was Pro-Police

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    When Black America Was Pro-Police
    As crime rose from the late ’60s to the ’90s, so did inner-city support for law-and-order policies.



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    "...African Americans lament that the cops are never there when you need them—that “911 is a joke,” as the Public Enemy song goes—and then they complain that their communities are “overpoliced.” These gripes aren’t so much inconsistent as they are underdeveloped, or they have been until now..."

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    When Black America Was Pro-Police

    As crime rose from the late 1960s to the ’90s, so did inner-city support for law-and-order policies.
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    ".....Among the black elite, advocacy for lenient criminal-justice policies was deemed an admission that black interests were allied with the interests of criminals. That sort of solidarity would hardly help the cause..."