531: Umbridge is a Cop (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31)


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Content Warning: Police Brutality

We're talking about police brutality in this episode, which includes a brief history of how police came to be in America, how Umbridge and the Aurors' treatment of Hagrid ties into our understanding of police brutality and excessive use of force, and how we can also see that dynamic at Hogwarts.

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