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Drugs & Race
The authors of a new government report claim that the debate on legalisation needs to be neutral. From a semiotic point of view, though, a picture of a person covering their face in signal of distress while rejecting a bag containing what seems to be cocaine powder in a primer with arguments against the legalisation of cannabis does not look neutral. Source: Ministry of Citizenship.
28 April 2021
Heavily-armed policemen conducting an operation in the Favela da Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, in 2017. Source: Wikimedia Commons; author: Fernando Frasão/Agência Brasil.
22 February 2021
London Metropolitan Police. Source: Wikimedia
5 November 2020
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. June 07 2020. Public act in Rio de Janeiro against racism and violent police operations in slums of the city. Source: Shutterstock
3 July 2020
Undercover NYPD officers photographed following a marijuana possession ‘bust’ on May 2nd. Source: NYPD Transit via Twitter/Public Domain
16 June 2020