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TX cities consider shifting some police funds to social services

Conflicts between black communities and police forces can be traced back to slavery, says drug policy fellow Katharine Neill Harris. Distrust has persisted across generations, through the Jim Crow era, the civil rights era in the 1950s and 1960s, and into modern policing tactics that disproportionately target black communities. Read more of her extended interview with the Texas Tribune

Neill Harris is the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy.