In a report marked for official use only recently obtained by Foreign Policy, the FBI assessed that “perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement,” classifying those espousing this ideology as “Black Identity Extremists," or BIEs. This document, dated Aug. 3, was internally … [Read more...] about ‘Black Identity Extremist’ Classification Sustains Racist Legacy
Police forces in riot gear keep watch on a demonstration in Omaha, Neb., on July 8. Participants were protesting the recent shooting death by police of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. “Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” – James Baldwin We have a tendency to accept the United States police force as a natural, organic entity. … [Read more...] about Where Are the Good Police?