The news continues to show police using what appears to be excessive force in their dealings with black youth. It has at least two nations inflamed to the point of civil unrest, meaning it’s likely to get worse before it gets better. I’ve already posted my thoughts about the discretionary powers granted to police in the performance of their duties when it comes to violence. But the latest news story about Eric Garner, who died at the hands of the police even though he wasn’t violent, warrants some comment.
See I Can’t Breathe in the Ramblings section of this blog.