When young people rioted in Jacksonville, FL, in the summer of 2020 to declare that black lives matter, it was like everywhere else—a cop was stabbed, a cruiser torched, the courthouse almost set alight. What happened next was not. Instead of trying to disperse the crowd, the cops tackled and arrested them—at once. The sixty-six detainees were shocked to discover that, unlike in Portland, Seattle, Washington and New York, they would not be given the canary copy of a Notice to Appear and released immediately in a blaze of publicity, but instead sent to jail.
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