Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pushback leak

We've reached the point in the Baltimore riots where a well-timed news leak throws the reason for the problem into a new light.
The Washington Post received word from another person arrested that day that Freddie Gray was trying to hurt himself while heading to the police station.
It's hard to believe that he would try to hurt himself that day.
But it's also hard to believe police officers would intentionally injure a prisoner in their care.
This leak offers a chance to pushback against the police brutality theme.
Like the leak of Michael Brown robbing the store, it puts the victim in a different light.
Not a completely innocent victim.
If you believe police are brutal, the current Gray story works for you.
If you believe police are trying to do a tough job the best they can, this leak provides a partial answer.

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