Guest column

Gap between police power and status leads to violence

By  and , Guest Columnist Updated: June 23, 2020 9:55 AM CT | Published: June 23, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Leah Windsor

Dr. Leah Windsor is a research assistant professor in the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis. She studies language and politics in international relations, and gender and bias in family formation in society.

Gina Yannitell Reinhardt
Guest Columnist

Gina Yannitell Reinhardt

Dr. Gina Yannitell Reinhardt is a senior lecturer at the University of Essex, and a member of the Rhodes College class of 1997. She studies how citizens and policymakers make decisions, particularly under uncertainty that comes from unexpected events like pandemics, hurricanes and other hazards. 

Police in places where law enforcement has higher status have taken a knee in solidarity with citizens demonstrating in the streets. These departments have also used much less force against civilians.

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