Why I didn’t call the cops

I was assaulted on the street, but I didn’t think the police would make things better.

(Matt Popovich / Unsplash )

Afew days ago, I was walking down the street by my apartment, and I heard a commotion up the block. Someone was yelling. I didn’t think much of it. In Seattle—or in any big city—it’s not unusual to come across random conflict in your day to day. As I turned onto the cross…

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Justin Ward

Justin Ward

Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD