“The race of a cop is ‘cop,’” writes Elie Mystal, reflecting on the violent lynching of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police. The fact that five Black cops are directly responsible for Nichols’s death doesn’t obscure the fact that policing operates to uphold white supremacy. Police of all races are institutionally designed to be predators.
What happens from here? “I hope they don’t get me. I hope they don’t get my kids,” Mystal writes. “But all I can do is hope, because too many people have decided that my death or my children’s death is a price they’re willing to pay for the fear the cops induce.”
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