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Patrick Jackson Keough of  Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity Courtesy photo Patrick Jackson Keough of Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity Courtesy photo

In the seemingly never-ending tumult that is 2020, I have found some respite in the formulaic logic of TV detective series, where the motives are clear, and the bad guy always ends up behind bars. TV justice isn’t messy. There is no doubt, once the perp is caught, that justice is satisfied. We are not exposed to, much less challenged to contemplate the systemic, trans-generational cycles of trauma and oppression that so often inform real-world law enforcement.

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