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Kara Dansky

Entries by Kara Dansky

An MRAP Is Not a Blanket

(25) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 3:08 PM

This August, Americans watched in horror as the police descended on peaceful protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, as though they were going into battle. In May, a toddler named Bou Bou Phonesavanh had his chest ripped open and his face torn off by a flashbang grenade that police...

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How Many People Must Be Maimed or Killed Before We End the Militarization of Our Police Forces?

(161) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 6:27 PM

Yesterday, a grand jury in Habersham County, Georgia, decided not to bring charges against the police officers who threw a flashbang grenade into the crib of Bounkham Phonesavanh, known affectionately as "Baby Bou Bou." The explosion left a hole in the then-19-month-old's chest, exposing his rib, and almost ripped...

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President Obama Must Tackle Criminal Justice Reform in His Second Term

(25) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 10:29 AM

President Obama is the first sitting president in recent history to speak out against criminal justice policies that hurt inner city and rural communities. This is a big deal.

With state budgets and vulnerable communities crippled by misguided criminal justice policies, the president is certainly right that the...

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