Saturday, July 9, 2016
Arguing about Police Violence
Just a note that on the train yesterday I heard three intense arguments about police violence, all of them entirely among black people. Some people would like to turn this into a race issue, but 1) there are lots of black cops, and 2) there are lots of respectable middle class black Americans who are much more worried about street violence than about police violence. As you can see from the verdicts in the Freddie Gray cases, the argument that really matters in Baltimore is within the African American community, not between blacks and whites.