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Reading through the recently-released Department of Justice report on its 14-month investigation into the practices of the Baltimore City Police Department produces many different reactions. For some, total denial of any ...
Failing Ourselves and Our Communities One Injustice At a Time

We Want The Police To Fail

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Reading through the recently-released Department of Justice report on its 14-month investigation into the practices of the Baltimore City Police Department produces many different reactions. For some, total denial of any wrongdoing on the part of the police. For others, the response is more of a shrug, sort of “what did you expect? Of c
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This week in the category of necessary but probably hopeless legislation we have H.R. 5221. The “Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2016” would require police departments around the country to use ...
There is legislation right now that could reduce deadly police encounters.

The Escalating Need For De-escalation

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This week in the category of necessary but probably hopeless legislation we have H.R. 5221. The “Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2016” would require police departments around the country to use de-escalation training and techniques in order to continue to receive certain federal grant money. The bill is base
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At The Snap Download we generally try not to underestimate people’s stupidity. As soon as we think, “people have been just about as stupid as they can be”, we’ll find some overachievers to prove us wrong. ...
When Will We Finally Hit Rock Bottom?

How Are We Still So Stupid About Rape?

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At The Snap Download we generally try not to underestimate people’s stupidity. As soon as we think, “people have been just about as stupid as they can be”, we’ll find some overachievers to prove us wrong. Unfortunately, this is definitely the case when it comes to sexual assault. Sexual assault is the one crime where [&hellip
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There is no question that the police are out of control. The killing of unarmed, mostly African American, citizens has been gaining increasing publicity. Dashboard and body camera video has captured deplorable police ...
Not surprising

This Is What Happens When You Lose Public Trust

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There is no question that the police are out of control. The killing of unarmed, mostly African American, citizens has been gaining increasing publicity. Dashboard and body camera video has captured deplorable police behavior. In many cases the official police report is directly contradicted by the video evidence. Further, if not for the
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Monday: Running out of gas and time before I had to be to work, I went to the gas station. They were out of gas. Making a 22-point turn to get out of the gas station parking lot due to a rude person in a minivan ...
When Will it End?

A Week of Badness

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Monday: Running out of gas and time before I had to be to work, I went to the gas station. They were out of gas. Making a 22-point turn to get out of the gas station parking lot due to a rude person in a minivan inappropriately parked, I accidentally drove over a curb. The [&hellip
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There are the cases that we all hear about: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Tamir Rice. They grab headlines and cause protests. The problem is that for every incident that gets headlines, there are many others that ...
At least the criminals can be convicted for breaking the law

Who Is More Frightening, The Criminals Or The Police?

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There are the cases that we all hear about: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Tamir Rice. They grab headlines and cause protests. The problem is that for every incident that gets headlines, there are many others that simply do not get reported. The difference is that these attacks are caught on video and the [&hellip

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