The Research Notes newsletter began in 2020 and has continued to publish on the first and third Monday of each month. We are currently on issue #11 and would love to have you as a subscriber! The newsletter is free and will remain so for the duration. Below is a snippet of the latest issue, along with a link to the full text. You can also subscribe on the sidebar, here at hippiegrrl.com, if you want to jump in. Otherwise, please read forward and comment with any questions you might have. Thank you for continuing to be a valued reader!
On 20 April 2021, Derek Chauvin was convicted on all 3 charges for the murder of George Floyd. This was a positive outcome but it is not enough. There were at least 125 people killed by police during the time of the trial and as of this writing, in 2021, there have already been 335 deaths due to police violence. If Chauvin had not been convicted, it would have been a clear message that the justice system is, indeed, broken. I am happy that he did not get away with this heinous crime, but it should not take the pressure off of reforming the system of policing we have in the United States. In this issue, we will look at the history of policing and the corrupt and unequal way it has been used to maintain order in our society since its inception.
Continue reading here… Research Notes Newsletter #11