There is no moral equivalency between the United States government and China’s government. But how do we package those differences in a convincing manner?
If you went to bed early, you might have missed Milkshake-Gate bringing all the internet folks to the social media yard.
The dangers of mission creep in push for police reform, who watches the opinion section watchers of the New York Times, and stats that aren’t helpful.
The stupid… it hurts!
Police officers are already broadly protected from the consequences of snap decisions to shoot; what about those who choose not to kill?
Jemel Roberson was a good guy with a gun. It did not save him.
Those who defend the police insist that perceptions made in the moment matter most of all and should trump all other concerns and criticisms. They are onto something.
Facial recognition software is not new, but using it in real-time by police departments has raised some eyebrows. Add to those sentiments that Amazon is behind this latest marriage of big tech and government agencies, and privacy watchdogs are concerned to say the least.
In a perfect world, all officers of the law would be worthy of the respect their positions command. They would not take advantage of their inherent power and authority to abuse and violate vulnerable people. But the world is far from perfect, and people are less so.
Crap on the field.
Stephon Clark wasn’t armed. The Sacramento Police Department ended his life anyway.
I’m done blaming the police.
Scott Michael Greene is still alive. Which is odd if we believe what we are told about policing, danger, and fear.
[T]he Preservation of Life medal is reserved for officers who chose not to use deadly force in situations where lethally discharging a firearm could, according to department policy, been justified.
When headline writers use questions, Burt Likko answers them. Briefly, completely, and unabashedly expressing his own opinion. Ten questions about politics, the business of news, news of business, and grizzly bears.