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Burdens of Proof

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Why Does the Right Believe in the “War on Cops?”

Last Friday, about twenty minutes from where I live, a pool party became the landing zone for the next chapter of America’s never-ending discussion of police procedure. I’m sure most by now know what happened, so I’m not going to rehash … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray’s Death has been Ruled a Homicide.

I’ll leave the commentary to Baltimore State’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. She’s already said it better than probably could.

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Additional Musings Regarding Our Social Response to the Events in Baltimore

I originally composed the following as a Facebook status on 29 April 2015. I’m not going to sit here and defend the actions of the rioters in Baltimore, but I will say that I have some understanding as to why … Continue reading

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Musings on the Events in Baltimore

“We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us.” — Malcolm X All eyes are on Baltimore, Maryland in the wake of the controversial death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man from West Baltimore who died of spinal injuries … Continue reading

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In Conclusion

In The last fifty days have been devoted to raising awareness to police misconduct and brutality. Unfortunately, such incidents rarely result in any sort of conviction and when they do, the conviction typically does not fit the crime. It is … Continue reading

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50. Two Weeks in August

John Crawford III was at a Wal-Mart in Beavercreek, Ohio when his life was tragically cut short by police. While on the phone with the mother of his children, Beavercreek Police officers gunned him down because he was holding what … Continue reading

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49. Aiyana Jones

Seven-year-old Aiyana Jones died at the hands of Detroit P.D.’s Special Response Team. Police threw a flash grenade through the window of her house, then stormed in. During the raid, Aiyana was killed when officer Joseph Weekley’s weapon discharged. According … Continue reading

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48. Orlando Barlow

Orlando Barlow was on his knees surrendering when Las Vegas Police officer Brian Hartman shot and killed him with an assault rifle. Barlow was unarmed. Hartman resigned before a Federal probe into the shooting revealed that Hartman, and other officers, … Continue reading

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47. Niles Meservey

Niles Meservey was drunk and trying to drive his vehicle from Chuckwagon Inn. Concerned patrons called 9-1-1 and Everett police soon arrived. When Merservey refused to get out of his car despite police demands to do so, Everett police tased … Continue reading

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