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This Op-Ed Can Get Us Arrested in the Philippines

Menchie Caliboso and Vanessa Acosta FORTHE
police shooting at Filipino demonstrators What if state officials targeted people who shared an Instagram post criticizing the government for criminalizing the poor and not providing mass testing or economic relief?

New York's Police Union Worked With the NYPD to Set Arrest and Summons Quotas

Ross Tuttle The Nation
Audio obtained by The Nation confirms an instance of New York City's police union cooperating with the NYPD in setting arrest quotas for the department's officers. Critics of quotas say the practice has played a direct role in increasing the number of stop-and-frisk encounters since Mayor Michael Bloomberg came to office. Patrolmen explained the pressure to meet quota goals has caused some officers to seek out or even manufacture arrests to avoid department retaliation.
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