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---"Part of our misunderstanding about the nature of policing is we keep imagining that we can turn police into social workers. That we can make them nice, friendly community outreach workers. But police are violence workers. That's what distinguishes them from all other government functions. ... They have the legal capacity to use violence in situations where the average citizen would be arrested.

So when we turn a problem over to the police to manage, there will be violence, because those are ultimately the tools that they are most equipped to utilize: handcuffs, threats, guns, arrests. That's what really is at the root of policing. So if we don't want violence, we should try to figure out how to not get the police involved." --from "How Much Do We Need the Police?" by Leah Donnella
---"New York City’s Curfew Is Only Leading to More Police Brutality" by Ryan Bort
---"Cuomo, de Blasio Say They Haven’t Seen Videos of the NYPD Abusing Protest…

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