Tim Tolka is a co-founder of Tolka & Co., and the author of a forthcoming book, Blue Mafia: Police Brutality and Consent Decrees in Ohio. He received his bachelor’s in humanities from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his master’s in international affairs from American University’s School of International Service. His writing has appeared in Truthout, Mic, CounterPunch and the C-Ville Weekly. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Follow him on Twitter: @timtolka.