commented on Guest Editorial: Why You Should Sign Initiative 873 to Change the State Law on Police Killings
Editor: You have an "it's" in the second to last sentence where you need an "its".
On to the subject matter: Try a thought experiment. Suppose that for a year, all US police secretly agreed to never draw their firearms under any circumstances. How many police officers do you suppose would be killed for lack of self-defence? Probably in the single digits, or a few dozen tops. Compare this number with the hundreds and hundreds of citizens the police kill every year.
Do you really believe the life of a police officer is worth the lives of ten or more citizens? If not, then you have to conclude that the police are too quick to use force in this country.
commented on The Queen Protester of Baton Rouge: An Art Review
I agree that the photo makes the police appear foolish.
I disagree that this is "unnecessary". The necessity of making the police appear foolish is the whole reason the photo has captured our attention.
I suppose they were running up to her and coming to an abrupt stop, but, frozen in time, it appears that they're do-si-doing around her.