Briefly, On Trusting The Police


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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13 Responses

  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    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 says:

    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. 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

    • Avatar Sam Wilkinson in reply to Michael Siegel says:

      @michael-siegel That is exactly right. More interesting will be any bodycam or mall security footage that gets released. My gut guess is that what you have proposed here will be starkly clear in that footage.Report