We need to dismantle the undue lower standards applied to America’s police.
Books I’d like to get to in 2016.
Interaction with our ideological differs makes us better.
I think as a country, we have a tendency to employ amnesia to history and to not have much introspection about what we do due to the aforementioned belief in exceptionalism
In 2013, the municipal court in Ferguson — a city of 21,135 people — issued 32,975 arrest warrants for nonviolent offenses, mostly driving violations.
84 percent of police officers report that they’ve seen colleagues use excessive force on civilians, and 61 percent admit they don’t always report “even serious criminal violations that involve abuse of authority by fellow officers.”
An unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, was killed because he was walking down the street with another friend. Jaywalking. If I'm walking down that street with a friend, am I going to be accosted? Probably not.
Edit: An earlier version of this post had the executed person’s name as “James Wood” instead of the correct “Joseph Wood.” Continue reading