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Rotten Apples 0

Mount of apples.  On top, an apple in a police cap labeled

Via Job’s Anger.

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Facebook Frolics 0

The sin blue line frolics.

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A Tune for the Times 0

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Immunity Impunity 0

Black father having

Via Job’s Anger.

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“Bad Apples” 0

Writing at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Elijah Todd-Walden finds that the “few bad apples” notion regarding rogue cops is of little comfort. A snippet:

Time and time again, those “bad apples” have been granted impunity to continue to tarnish the name of the police and taint the trust of the community, especially with black and brown Americans. Derek Chauvin had 18 complaints filed against him before he killed George Floyd, only two of which were closed “with discipline.”

Perhaps the most apt comment I’ve heard about “the few bad apples on the police force” theory of police brutality came in a recent episode of The Bob Cesca Show (I can’t remember precisely which one).

Suppose, asked one of the participants, that, after a pilot flew an airliner into the side of a mountain, the airline announced that it was just one of a few bad apples among its crews?

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Facebook Frolics 0

Electro-frolics in blue.

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The Root of the Matter 0

Couple looking up at an apple tree as the man says,

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No Questions Asked 0

Badtux wonders why good cops are so willing to protect bad cops.

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Bread Crumbs 0

Smile, you’re on candid camera.

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

A guilty-until-proven-innocent Trumpling.

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The Independent Variable 0

My local rag investigates why some protests turn violent and others do not.

Their findings may surprise you.

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Self-Incrimination 0

Leonard Pitts, Jr., looks back at the events of the past two weeks and concludes

Yet, here’s the startling truth: No one has made a stronger case against the police than the police.

Follow the link for his reasoning.

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A Check on Conduct 0

Multiple Choice Question:  What's the most effective way to hold police accountable?  Image One:  Politicians (not checked).  Image Two:  Review boards (not checked).  Image Three:  Police chiefs (not checked).  Image Four:  Cellphones (checked).

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The Fabulist 0

Donald Trump looking at TV report of Buffalo police assaulting Martin Gugino while saying,

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Moral Relativism, MAGA-Style 0

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Immunity Impunity 0

Yet another tiresome report of police violence, with a “justification” which is, quite frankly, as shaky as a house of straw.

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To Provoke and Subdue 0

Heavily armed cop in body armor beating a black man while shouting,

Via Job’s Anger.

(Title edited slightly.)

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Immunity Impunity 0

Wind blowing up a Klan robe as if it were a skirt revealing blue police uniform trousers.

Via Balloon Juice.

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A Toy for the Times 0

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The Rotting Orchard 0

At the Tampa Bay Times, Steven Buckley writes of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. This passage left out at me:

You wonder: What are the chances four “bad apples” would show up for Floyd’s arrest? Pretty good, if the whole system is rotten.

Follow the link for the complete article.

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