Merrick Garland isn’t J. Edgar Hoover and Trump isn’t Fred Hampton

The history of the FBI and the Justice Department doesn’t mean they’re always the bad guys

Caricature: Merrick Garland, Image by DonkeyHotey, Flickr, Creative Commons license 2.0 generic

I don’t need a lecture on the historical evils of the FBI or the Justice Department, of which it is a part.

Trust me.

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Tim Wise

Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)