Micromanaging Cops? 'Black Lives Matter' Can Try

A life-and-death version of an old question: How do you manage professionals?

Can the protests get results?

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Up until now, the Black Lives Matter movement has been strong on generating protest, but weak on generating actionable demands. This is a common problem among grassroots movements. It's what ultimately led to Occupy being sidelined, joining a long list of movements that mobilized people, but then lacked a direction for them to go.

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