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Droning On 0

Concord, California, plans to become Big Brother launch aerial surveillance city state.

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Instagram Idiocy 0

Arresting idiots.

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If One Standard Is Good, Two Must Be Better 0

Republican Elephant dressed in police uniform labeled

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“Whatever You Say May Be Used against You . . . .” 0

One more time, “social” media isn’t and the internet is a public place.

And no one’s watching the watchers, not even the persons paid to watch the watchers.

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Paper Trail 0

Evidence? What do you mean by this word, “evidence”?

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Immunity Impunity 0

At NJ.com, Brooke Barnett and Lauren Bonds argue that “qualified immunity” should be abolished. An excerpt:

Qualified immunity shields government officials from being held liable for violating the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens.

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Qualified immunity communicates to police officers that they are above the law and tells them they can act with impunity. As recent experience tells us, it’s difficult to prevent officers from engaging in misconduct without accountability. Recent experience also tells us that there is a growing and broad consensus that police officers should face real consequences when they abuse their authority. With every new report of an abuse of civil rights or, in some cases, death, calls for change have grown.

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Immunity Impunity 0

More folks who just can’t seem to stop themselves.

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The Difficult Ascent 0

The

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Facebook Frolics 0

Enforcer frolics.

Afterthought:

Lots of folks don’t seem to realize that the internet is a public place.

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Denial Is Not Just a River in Egypt 0

Title:  How Far We've Come.  Frame One, captioned

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Oxymoron 0

The writer of a letter to the editor of The Roanoke Times asks a question.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Enforcer frolics.

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Mulling Over Pulling Over 0

In an odd bit of synchronicity yesterday, both a columnist at AL.com and the writer of a letter to the editor of The Roanoke Times tell stories of traffic stops that occurred in their pasts.

In both cases, they wonder whether, if they had been not-white, they’d be alive to tell their tales. Follow the links for their stories.

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Rand Gestures 0

Sam and Emma discuss Rand Paul’s rejection of the concept of the common good.

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Immunity Impunity 0

A complementary ride home.

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The Deduction 0

Title:  How Profiling Really Works.  Inset:  21 Years Ago today (Saturday) in Non Sequitur:  Image:  Well-dressed white man is holding a black man at gun point and demanding he hand over his possessions.  On the side, two cops are in conference.  One says,

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Facebook Frolics 0

Enforcer frolics.

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Upon Reflection . . . . 0

A police detective from Savannah, Georgia, reflects on the verdict in the case of the murder of George Floyd. Here’s a couple of those reflections; more reflections at the link:

The first thing is actually something that needs to not happen: Police must not be defensive. We must not circle the wagons. “Not all cops” is exactly the wrong reaction. Even though that is true — of course not all cops are bad — it is also irrelevant. Systemic reform is inseparable from individual change.

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Here’s the second thing that needs to happen: We police need to fight the destructive reaction we have resorted to before, saying that if we can’t do our job the way we have always done our job, well then, we won’t do our job at all.

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Weighed . . . and Found Wanting 0

Lady Justing holding her scales.  In one balance, a police officer shouts,

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“Your Own Eyes” 0

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