Tyre Nichols’s Death Is What Happens When You Get “Tough on Crime”
If the fact that police killings have reached record highs the past two years didn’t make it clear, the brutal murder of Tyre Nichols should: tragically little has changed since the unprecedented George Floyd protests of 2020.
Nichols’s murder — in which he was viciously beaten by a group of Memphis police officers during a traffic stop — has prompted more calls for the unfinished business of police reform. But what exactly is the way forward?
As commentators have pointed out, many of the liberal reform efforts put forward as...