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Matthew D. Lassiter

Matthew D. Lassiter is Professor of History at the University of Michigan and director of the Policing and Social Justice HistoryLab.

Detroit police killed hundreds of unarmed Blacks in response to the civil rights movement. Their ability to get away with it reveals why most of today’s proposals to make police more accountable are bound to fail, and how we can do better.

Matthew D. Lassiter