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There are 5 comments on POV: Why Thompson v. Clark Matters for Racial Justice

  1. Thank you for filing an amicus brief in this case and for drawing attention to this issue. I love seeing Critical Race Theory applied in this way. I hope the Court will be inspired to open their minds and eyes to see the way this law is unduly burdensome to all people and unfairly and disproportionately harms people of color.

  2. Let’s start with how the police came to be there. Someone called and made a complaint. Who made the complaint and set the whole encounter into motion? Are they being sued?
    Now let’s say the abuse WAS occurring, if the police didn’t take the necessary steps to examine the child and do a thorough investigation the child wouldn’t be safe.
    If there was no abuse, why not let the police in to verify and then take action against the person who made the false claim.
    The police would handle that call the same way 100 times no matter what the race of the child and or parents are. They didn’t randomly demand to come into the home and investigate, they had a complaint. If the claim was false then start by signing a complaint against the caller for a false official police report.

    1. And once again a white person says the black man who was abused by the police should have simply complied and would have nothing to worry about if he’s innocent.

  3. This was a wonderful piece. I think the authors’ points on how “indications-of-innocence” is inherently racist are true and needed to be said. I wasn’t aware of police using fake charges to hide excessive force and I feel this needs to be addressed. It almost seems like police will find any way to get away with using too much force.

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