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Written by Taru Taylor
This latest piece by Taru Taylor analyzes a very current problem, police brutality against Black community members, citizens, through a historical lens of laws and court cases that have shaped where we are today. Phrases like “innocent until proven guilty”, “unreasonable search and seizure”, “probable cause” and “due process and separation of powers” are all terms associated with protection of citizens in this country. In this piece Taylor is challenging us all to consider what it means to be a citizen of this country and if being a patriot means protection of its citizens…all its citizens?
Republished from Truthout with permission from the author.
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