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Jennifer Cobbina

Incarcerated in the Midst of a Public Health Crisis

Thursday, May 7, 2020
prisoner holding a cigarette through bars

Americans everywhere are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. But while many are staying home to self-quarantine, for the 2.3 million Americans currently incarcerated, that isn’t an…

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‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,’ Transports Readers to Height of Police Protests

Monday, August 5, 2019
Women singling with her left hand raised. She is wearing a black lives matter shirt

A Michigan State University researcher is taking readers to the front lines of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland during the protests that took place following…

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Police View Blacks as ‘Suspects First, Civilians Second’

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Jennifer Cobbina and Baker Hall

Most of the Ferguson protestors believed police view black people as worthless thugs and white people as innocent and superior – perceptions that, true or not, affect police-community…

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