Letters about Black Lives Matter

Get the police out of traffic enforcement
Matt Dragon @matt_dragon
Published: 04/21/2021
Traffic stops are overwhelmingly safe for police officers — they are more likely to be struck by lightning than killed during a traffic stop. So why is there so much violence by officers during traffic stops? Systemic, racist disparities make it so Black motorists are stopped more often. Black people are also more likely to be shot and killed by police. The two taken together create a substantial risk for our Black neighbors. Read More
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Police Respond to Calls for Change with Propaganda
Laura Morowitz
Published: 09/19/2020
Instead this kind of blind defense in the face of incontrovertible evidence of the cruelty and misuse of lethal power on the part of some officers, only convinces us that there IS a systematic problem that MUST be covered up at all costs Read More
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White Privilege Has No Place in the Time of Black Lives Matter
Matt Dragon @matt_dragon
Published: 08/17/2020
Maybe start with not replying "All Lives Matter." Don't wave your blue lives matter flag. Instead, think about it for a minute. Imagine a world where police don't save you. Instead there’s a non-zero chance they kill you. It's uncomfortable, I see you. But it's not 9 minutes with a knee on your neck Read More
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Support for the Black Live Matters Protest Demands In West Orange
Elizabeth Redwine
Published: 06/09/2020
I am writing to commend the young people of West Orange on the clarity of their demands for the police department and the town administration. I hope that the administration follows through and commits to all of the organizers requests. Read More
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