The Professor Who Became a Cop

The Professor Who Became a Cop

For as long as there have been police, there have been bestselling police biographies and autobiographies. In nineteenth-century Britain and France, bourgeois readers devoured police “memoirs” that peddled lurid glimpses into high-profile murders and tawdry street crimes alike. In the United States, readers thrilled to dime-novel sheriffs lassoing rustlers on the range and broadside exploits…

In the Wake of George Floyd

In the Wake of George Floyd

One year ago, George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police. What began as a street corner memorial grew into a semi-autonomous zone that is still standing. May 25, 2021 May 26, 2020. People come from all directions: holding signs, wearing masks. It’s quiet considering the size of the crowd. The day after George Floyd was…