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Nigerian youths are often stereotyped and harassed by the police for being in possession of a laptop or iPhone. Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

They are often framed as lazy and fraudulent and are constantly harassed by the police. Now, it seems they have had enough. We explore what it takes to be a young Nigerian living in Nigeria.
Research shows that arrests for serious crimes are quite rare. Blake Nissen for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Police solve just 2% of all major crimes

When police arrest a suspect who is then convicted of the crime, it is a rare exception rather than the rule in the US.
Armed white citizens and police have historically worked together in the U.S., though it’s not clear whether that’s what’s happening here. George Frey/Getty Images

Vigilantism, again in the news, is an American tradition

For many Americans, law and order has long been as much a private matter as something for the government to handle.
Police in Tulsa, Okla., march toward a crowd of demonstrators on June 20, 2020. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Teach police nonviolence, scholars say, and how to work with local residents

Scholars who study policing explain what they have found that could help reduce police prejudice and violence.

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