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Benjamin Popper
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Hey everyone - I published a feature story today, the result of two years of work. It's the longest I've ever spent on a single project and it taught me a lot. The experiences of the two brothers in this piece were at the top of my mind over the last year, as our country struggled to understand why young black men can't be safe walking the streets of their neighborhoods, and why there is no accountability for the cops who kill them. I saw how easy it is, on the flip side, to indict young men of color, to label them as gang members, and to keep the locked up for years without trial. If you have time today, please give it a read, let me know what you think, and share it on social media. 

Thanks, Ben 
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I loved this article and used it as an example to talk to kids about white privilege during a dialogue day we had about Ferguson. Thanks!!
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It was early in the morning when the flooding hit The Knolls, a neighborhood of about 500 homes in Columbus, Ohio. The sewer overflowed, dumping a foot and half of water into Chuck Totten’s...
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Terrific breakdown as always, really improves my understanding of the fight. Keep them coming. 
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Tech Editor/Reporter
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  • The Verge
    Editor, 2011 - present
  • NY Observer
    Tech Reporter, 2010 - present
  • CBS Interactive
    Tech Reporter, 2010 - 2011
  • Freelancer
    Rolling Stone, NY Times, Slate, Atlantic, WaPo, Fast Company, Vice, WSJ, 2009 - 2011
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Brooklyn, NY - Memphis, TN - Madison, WI
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Founding Editor at betabeat.com

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu player at Renzo Gracie Academy.

Clinton Hill Newbie. 

Farm fresh lover.
Education
  • Wesleyan University
    English/Dance BA, 2001 - 2005
  • New York University
    Journalism Masters, 2007 - 2008
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