The Dilemmas of Police Unions

Police unions are everywhere these days. Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police, which represents a majority of the department’s members, recently held an election. The winner, Kevin Graham, ran on a Jeff Sessions platform: against reform, against DOJ consent decrees, against critics of policing practices. Elsewhere, many police unions¬†advocate cooperation with ICE to enforce Trump’s deportation agenda and support laws to make violence against police a hate crime and to¬†limit accountability in shooting investigations and public access to body camera footage.

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