Global Affairs Opinion

With 215,000 American citizens dead, is its democracy next?

Regardless of the election’s outcome a sizeable proportion of the population will be deeply angered by the result and will cite reasons why the vote was illegitimate (both real, like voter suppression, and imagined, like widespread voter fraud). With the population already at a fever pitch after months of civil unrest, it is almost certain that there will be protests and riots featuring violent clashes. Faith in government will undoubtedly suffer. Soon America’s democracy may be added to COVID-19’s ever-growing death toll.

Global Affairs

The decision on Breonna Taylor’s case sparks national outrage

On the 13th of March 2020, Breonna Taylor was shot and killed during a failed no-knock raid by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers Myles Cosgrove, Brett Hankison, and Jonathan Mattingly. On the 23rd of September, over half a year later, a charge was finally made. The indictment has little to do with Taylor’s death.