Monday, September 01, 2014

Hearts and Minds?

This is wrong. The man's children got to witness this police abuse, for God's sake.

Often it seems, racism is invoked to explain away personal failure. If Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson show up, I assume it is a shakedown operation, I admit.

But it is hard to explain this incident--assuming the article and video explain the key parts accurately--away as anything but racial profiling when the man is coming from his job to pick up his children from school--unless you want to argue that police are overly aggressive with everyone.

We need police. I respect police. I assume most aren't like this. But I respect police who protect and serve, and not those that clear and hold in our own neighborhoods.