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Immunity Impunity 0

Not long ago, the bus carrying the women’s lacrosse team from Delaware State University, an HBCU, was pulled over for a minor traffic offense by the Liberty County, Georgia, sheriff’s department, then the team’s luggage and belongings were searched with drug-sniffing dogs.

The sheriff’s office maintains that racial profiling was in no way a factor. (Also, pigs. Wings.)

New Jersey Advance Media’s Ande Richards spoke to one of the members of the Lacrosse team about her experience.

On the body camera footage of the stop, a deputy says he stopped the commercial bus because the driver passed a vehicle in the left-hand lane. Trucks aren’t allowed in that lane. Then, he clearly explains why the girls’ belongings were searched. “Bunch of dang schoolgirls on the bus … probably some weed.”

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Kelly Harris, the director of Africana Studies at Seton Hall University, said this case exemplifies an instance where the police could be telling the truth and are wrong at the same time.

“They could have pulled the bus over for a routine incident. However, because racism is so entrenched in our society, treating Black suspects differently has been normalized — to the point that many police do not recognize their shortcomings,” he said.

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The Disinformation Superhighway of Hate 0

One more time, “social” media isn’t.

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If One Standard Is Good, Two Must Be Better, Reprise 0

No surprises here.

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Facebook Frolics in Blue 0

One more time, “social” media isn’t.

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Immunity Impunity 0

C-Dog:  Couple LAPD cops didn't respond to a robbery call 'cause they was playin' Pokeman.  They fired them on the spot.  Lemont:  Wait . . . you mean they didn't put them on paid leave?  C-Dog:  Uh-uh.  Lemont:  They didn't have to

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Equal Justice under the Law 0

The writer of a letter to the editor of the Las Vegas Sun reminds us that some people are more equal than others,

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Immunity Impunity 0

Tony Norman recounts how police officers’ killing a black man who had done nothing wrong becomes reduced to “a series of procedural flaws.

Words fail me.

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Immunity Impunity 0

An arbitrary decision.

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“You Can’t Go Home Again” 0

At least, not without being hassled by the cops if you happen to be not-white.

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The Crack Down Cracks Apart 0

Johns Hopkins University professors Susan Sherman and Saba Rouhani examine research that shows that “zero tolerance” policing not only doesn’t reduce crime, it can actually exacerbate it.

The theory of zero-tolerance policing says that if these people not picked up for their low-level offenses, there would be public safety consequences. But our preliminary research showed that the answer was almost always that they did not.

Follow the link for their evidence.

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Vaccine Nation, the Great Cop Out Dept. 0

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Disorderly Conduct 0

John VanLuik argues that

The Republican Party has forfeited any claim to the title of the party of law and order.

Follow the link for his reasoning.

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In Other Words . . . . 0

Atrios translates.

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To Infect and Spread 0

Policeman says,

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Immunity Impunity 0

I suspect that I’m not the only person who might find this to be rather a bit of overreach–and not just a little sadistic.

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Vaccine Nation, “Fluid Metric” Dept. 0

Afterthought:

By this time, Peter Doocy should have learned not to tangle with Jen Psaki.

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Droning On 0

Concord, California, plans to become Big Brother launch an 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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