Briefly, On Trusting The Police

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Sam Wilkinson

According to a faithful reader, I'm Ordinary Times's "least thoughtful writer." So I've got that going for me, which is nice.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    Why do we give these people so much power over us?

    Why did we give these people so much power over us?Report

  2. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    After a mass shooting, you often hear people saying, “The media should not be so eager to report and wait until all better information is available, rather than speculating wildly and reporting on rumor. It damages their credibility.”

    The police should probably take that advice as well.

    But then we wouldn’t get to enjoy spectacles such as this, where the police are chewing on shoe leather so hard their jaws have got to be aching.Report

  3. Avatar Michael Siegel
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    There was no attempt to contextualize what “brandished a gun” meant in this case,

    Translated from government-speak: He was a black man who had a gun. Ergo, he was brandishing it.Report

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