Sunday, December 07, 2014

Recommended Reading

Two questionable grand jury decisions in two weeks have left many people wondering about larger problems in our law enforcement apparatus. Matt Taibbi takes that a step further and says that we're on the cusp of a legitimacy problem for the police if corrective steps aren't taken. From Taibbi:
The press and the people who don't live in these places want you to focus only on the incidents in question. It was technically a crime! Annoying, but he should have complied! His fault for dying – and he was a fat guy with asthma besides! 
But the real issue is almost always the hundreds of police interactions that take place before that single spotlight moment, the countless aggravations large and small that pump up the rage gland over time.
Read the rest here.

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