Posts by Hadar Aviram

Aaron Rappaport on Police-Stop Violence

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When Franklin Zimring decided to study lethal violence by police for his recent book When Police Kill, he learned that official records could not be trusted. As he explains in the book, data collected by the FBI (or by Vital Statistics) accounts for no more than half of the shootings reliably counted by The Guardian or The Washington Post.… Continue reading

Eumi Lee on Mugshots on the Internet

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Jon Ronson’s recent book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed examines the plight of people whose reputations were besmirched online and their efforts to restore their good names. The combination of the availability of a breathtaking amount of information on individuals and the sanctimoniousness of call-out culture creates a “perfect storm,” in which a sullied reputation is… Continue reading