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After the death of an African American (George Floyd) by a Minneapolis Police Officer (Derrick Chauvin), there has been a debate about police brutality in America. In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson notes that brutality is the nature of the police itself. Police institutions are designed to be brutal. Police officers are trained to be brutal. Most often, Dr. Johnson argues, racism is not the cause of police brutality. Let us listen!