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Protesters at US Capitol treated differently than Black protesters

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Spectrum News 1 featured Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on his observations following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

“Protestors saw police stand by and stand back in a way that is unimaginable for black protesters. It was like a natural experiment where we control for one variable-rowdiness, disruptiveness-and then we change the identity of the people being being policed…The police policed their political soulmates differently than those they saw as political adversaries.”

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