Ferguson: May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

I’m still trying to figure out why the police in Ferguson, Missouri feel the need to show such force. And it’s scenes like the one in the above AP photo that got me thinking about The Hunger Games.

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For most of my life I’ve given the police the benefit of the doubt. But the increasing use of unjustified force has to stop. Post 9/11, we’ve armed our police forces with military hardware, and for what? For them to use it against innocent citizens? Yes, the police CAN be wrong. Yes, they are fallible human beings like all of us. And yes, they can suffer from the same in-group biases that we are all subject to. The police in Ferguson, Missouri are out of control.

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