George Floyd’s murder and police officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the crime have sparked conversations all over the United States and the world about whether police are biased against Black and brown Americans and perpetuate white supremacy.
“A good implicit bias training is gonna confront some really harsh truths about police work.”
Gianna posed with a letter from the Jewish singer on Instagram.
The sentiments behind police abolitionism originated with late-19th and early-20th century organized labor.
“These are moral questions: What makes Jews feel safe, what makes the black community feel safe, and how we find a Venn diagram where those overlap.”
“If you want to blend in with the frum community, its best not to wear a yarlmulka that you grabbed from the communal bin at the the reform shul.”
Such an absurd demand — “Change your shoes or we’ll kill you!” — but it’s the Talmud showing how an oppressive society can crush its minorities.
“It was physically impossible to resist arrest, but they kept beating — with a baton, with their fists, with their bodies, with their legs.”
At the 8-second mark, the clip features a singer breaking into an enthusiastic refrain — “Tasim l’olam!”
Uncomfortable as it may be for Jews to criticize law enforcement, ignoring systemic violence in our police force is far more dangerous.