When Police Officers Vent on Facebook

Emily Baker-White’s systemic look at officers on social media found thousands of racist, Islamophobic or otherwise offensive posts. Here’s how (and why) she did it.

The New York Times
Jun 4 · 5 min read
Police officers in Times Square in New York, Nov. 19, 2015. Emily Baker-White’s systemic look at officers on social media found thousands of racist, Islamophobic or otherwise offensive posts. Photo: Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

By Shaila Dewan

“It’s a good day for a chokehold,” one officer wrote. Another equated black people…

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