James Surowiecki

Independent Journalist


Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By James Surowiecki

DateArticle NameLocation
09/12/16Why Are Police Unions Blocking Reform?newyorker.com
On August 26th, Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand for the national anthem, as a protest against police brutality. Since then, he’s been attacked by just about everyone—politicians, coaches, players, talk-radio hosts, veterans’ groups. But the harshest criticism has come from Bay Area police unions. The head of the San Francisco police association lambasted his “naïveté” and “total lack of sensitivity,” and called on the 49ers to “denounce” the gesture. The Santa Clara police union...