Racial profiling and violence are built into the nature of police work, and police forces have been infected with corruption since they were invented.
New urban working classes in the 19th century resisted their masters through strikes, riots and slave revolts. The masters responded by inventing the cops.
A brief social history of American law, with a focus on four kinds of property — goods, land, people (i.e., slaves) and labor power.
The struggles that shaped Nelson Mandela’s character and outlook before his 27-year stint in prison (obituary, 2013).
The Al Shabab militia attacks patrons at an upscale mall to retaliate for Kenya’s 2011 invasion of Somalia. Israeli commandos help Kenya re-take the mall. (2013)
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