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comment by kleinbl00
kleinbl00  ·  332 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Video shows fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol

I'm making my way through Radley Balko's Rise of the Warrior Cop. It's rough. We got here because Republicans are federalist authoritarians who hate hippies and Joe Biden cheered them on for 40 years.

One of the points made early is that "crime is terrible" is an American polling evergreen. So is "crime in my neighborhood is not a problem." As a country, we want to see skulls cracked because the country is going to hell in a handbasket but things are fine where I am it's obviously those no-good minorities over there in the unspecified wilds.

It's the othering at the core of the issue.