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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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/when-black-america-was-pro-police/524481/
 

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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..."
 

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