Peter Laarman: Just who has borne the brunt of deindustrialization and union-busting over these same 35 years? Yes, you guessed it, the African American community.
Cheryl Dorsey: Why would an officer feel justified in shooting someone simply because they ran? I’ll tell you why—because over the years these officers have been able to get away with murder, literally.
Tina Dupuy: What Scott’s death has highlighted is a system that is cruel, arbitrary and punitive toward fathers and strangely dismissive of the best interests of their children.
Cheryl Dorsey: How and why would a police department knowingly hire a police officer who has demonstrated a proclivity toward aggressive behavior, potential emotional/mental instability, and a wanton disregard for adhering to organizational policy and procedure?
Cheryl Dorsey: It’s hard to understand why anyone north of 70 would seek a patrol assignment, much less why anyone with any sense in authority would give the man a gun and a badge and set him loose on an unsuspecting public.
Rosemary Bird: What do we get from putting others to death? Is there some morbid satisfaction? Revenge? A distorted sense of justice?
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Adrienna Wong: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officers shoot members of the public with Tasers hundreds of times each year, with nearly half of those electric shocks resulting in injuries.
Janet Phelan: When governments begin to protect certain citizens from culpability for crimes committed against other citizens, the natural question would be—What is going on? Or—Have the rules changed and no one told us?
Nicole Ozer: The government is increasingly taking advantage of outdated privacy laws to turn mobile phones into tracking devices and to access sensitive emails, purchase records, digital documents and more without proper judicial oversight.
Dan Farber: The case involved a relatively obscure issue about the legal status of Amtrak. Justice Thomas used the occasion for a frontal attack on administrative law, including most of environmental law.
Cheryl Dorsey: Now that the cat is out of the bag, what are we going to do about the institutionalized racism that has been proven to exist on the Ferguson Police Department.
Brian Biery: With recidivism rates hovering around 60% in California, the strategy of locking people up has not eliminated the problem – it has just made it invisible.