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Terence B. Allen

  • When Less-Lethal Weapons Are Lethal: Medicine’s Role in Police Brutality

    Posted on August 3, 2020

    Police consider tear gas, stun guns, and other “less-lethal” weapons essential to public safety. But, too often, it’s their use that threatens safety. It’s time to explore medicine’s complicity in perpetuating brutality that disproportionately impacts nonwhite communities, especially Black Americans.