Monday, November 24, 2014

Ferguson: Reddit Live Feed

   Reddit live thread
   Doesn't look too good.
   McCulloch's summary of the evidence was fairly persuasive, but it shouldn't take long for lots of careful analyses to appear on the web, and then we'll know better what to think about all this.


Blogger The Mystic said...

I haven't been following very deeply, but don't we have Brown on video committing a strong arm robbery just a little while before the incident? It doesn't seem unlikely that Brown was violent with a police officer shortly after such a thing.

I fear the anti-racism crowd put its weight behind the wrong case. I'm not surprised by the decision not to indict.

Am I missing something important?

6:49 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yeah, as details trickled out, it started to sound more and more plausible to me that Brown was in the wrong, and the shooting was justified.

And I had a thought very similar to yours. I've got no real doubt that racism is still a problem in many police departments, but it's bad that this case has become a kind of representation of that, because it doesn't seem to fit the bill.

Then, on top of everything else, it feeds a vicious cycle. Some people think that there's no problem in general, then they see this case being held up as a paradigm example, and it turns out that it *doesn't* display any racism, and then those people think "'s all made real problem."

Bad, bad, bad.

8:05 AM  

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