The Myth of Police Reform

By Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
April 15, 2015

“Vexing social problems—homelessness, drug use, the inability to support one’s children, mental illness—are presently solved by sending in men and women who specialize in inspiring fear and ensuring compliance. Fear and compliance have their place, but it can’t be every place,” writes Coates, as he addresses the American obsession with criminalizing social ills.

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