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Know Them by the Company They Keep 0

No surprises here.

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Immunity Impunity 0

Get out of Jail free cardThe card that enforcers always use to trump their way out of being held responsible for their venality.

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Get out of Jail free cardI’m almost–not quite–as old as the man who filed this suit.

I don’t think police would have treated me as they did the plaintiff in said action, but, then, I’m Not Black.

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Warning: Some audio issues.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

An Enforced Trumpling.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A uniformed Trumpling.

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Julie Werner-Simona, a veteran of three decades as a Federal prosecutor who’s now a law professor, argues that it comes from the top.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A cold case of Trumpling.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Uniform frolics.

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Gutting Out the Vote 0

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Reactionaries’ Mind Games 0

Psychologist Roy Eidelson explores of “status quo bias” (which is, as far as I can tell, a fancy phrasing of “fear of change”) deters persons and society from making change, even when the evidence for the need of change is blindingly overwhelming. Here’s a bit from the introduction to his piece:

Unfortunately, status quo bias makes us more susceptible to persuasion by faulty arguments—or “mind games”—from those who oppose much-needed change. This is tragically true in the context of urgent calls to address the police brutality and institutional racism epitomized by the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and other Black Americans. Despite overwhelming evidence of racial injustice in our system of law enforcement, defenders target our fears of change in their efforts to preserve the status quo. Five examples show what these appeals are like—and why we should view them with deep skepticism.

Follow the link for his five examples.

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Backlash in Blue 0

More stuff you can make up.

Nope, no surprises here.

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Tales of the Trumpling, Meet Facebook Frolics 0

When you put stuff on the internet, it can come back to haunt you.

And, in related news . . . .

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Dogged Pursuit 0

AL.com doggedly investigates the bite marks. A snippet:

Police dogs are often portrayed as harmless, lovable members of the local police. But many departments across the country use dogs as weapons, training the animals to bite thousands of people every year, causing serious and even fatal injuries.

Folow the link. And snarl.

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Brenda Salter McNeil has a question.

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Lady Justice says,

Click for the original image.

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See the report from The Hill that Farron refers to.

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The Sticking Together Point 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, Arthur Dobrin explores why good cops, who are sworn to uphold the law and do, protect bad cops, who are sworn to uphold the law and don’t.

It is an especially timely read.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Watch for the Trumpling.

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Presumption 0

Police pummel passenger for being in a “ride share” with a broken tail light.

It is difficult for citizens to respect law enforcers when the law enforcers do not respect either citizens or the law. Just sayin’.

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