Police Abuse

Watch Matt Welch Talk Policing and Black Lives Matter on MSNBC's AM Joy at 10 a.m. ET

Sorting through a lousy week in police-citizenry relations


This murderous week of cop-on-citizen and citizen-on-cop violence, has, in addition to senselessly taking the life of innocent human beings, effectively pounded the nail in the coffin of federal criminal justice reform in 2016. And as the top-trending hashtag in my timeline confirms, the conflicts only heightened last night, as Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson was arrested by Baton Rouge police, and protesters in St. Paul hucked rebar at police.

I'll be talking about these subjects on MSNBC's AM Joy beginning at 10 a.m. ET