"Racism and vigilantism are pervasive on safety platforms" by@TheMarkup

"Racism and vigilantism are pervasive on safety platforms"

In one town, police say products like Nextdoor and Ring are helping fight crime. But racism and vigilantism are pervasive on safety platforms. Some posters used barely coded racist language, others mentioned obtaining pistol permits in response to petty thefts or suggested firing warning shots at potential troublemakers.
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