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Independent scholar, activist, essayist, poet, and public intellectual. I write about and agitate around issues surrounding economics, education, social inequality, food politics, and white supremacy. I come from the perspective of believing that much of the suffering that pervades life throughout the world is largely unnecessary and that when we stop taking that suffering for granted ameliorating it will be a much less difficult task than it seems. I blog at http://11again.wordpress.com
Gun Control Needs to Start with the Police!
A largely unexamined problem in discussions of gun violence is the role police pay in contributing to the overall culture of violence in the US. Police are 20 times more likely to commit a fatal shooting than the average person. As we look to address gun control, we should seriously consider the social consequences of arming police.