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Closson: Expand criminal justice reform, activism beyond policing

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Growing up, my parents consistently talked to my younger brother and me about the realities of being black men in this country and the importance of being aware of our actions. I still remember in eighth grade when they sat us...

Editorial: We must keep local officials accountable in response to Crosby’s violent arrest

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

January 30, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As racial bias in policing roils cities across the country, it may be tempting for some to imagine Evanston as immune. Our city consistently brands itself as progressive and welcoming, and Northwestern students in particular may...

Lakshmi: Police presence in schools hurts rather than helps

Sanjana Lakshmi, Columnist

October 29, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

For some children, school is a refuge from pressures and complications in other parts of their lives. Others, however, are never given the opportunity to experience school as a safe haven for learning. Recently, a video of a white po...