Opinion journalist, Washington Post. Author of Rise of the Warrior Cop, and The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist. Honorary Duckmaster (3/24/18).
After tonight, the Trump administration will have executed 13 people in 6 months. That’s more than any administration since FDR, (33 in 12 years, many for espionage during wartime) and more in 6 months than in the previous 68 years combined.
Trump public approval: 29% Black Lives Matter public approval: 55%.
TN man who participated in an attempted insurrection released before trial, in part because judge pointed out that he’s pro-police. TN man arrested for disrespecting deceased police office on social media (which is crappy, but not actually a crime) held on $76,000 bond.
This piece provides receipts for what I agree is regrettable anti-First Amendment sentiment among some elite journalists and academics. (Though I'm not sure it's all that new). But it also undermines its own premise by conflating that with . . .
In 2015, Kenosha cop Pablo Torres shot and killed a man armed with a bucket. It was his first day back after another shooting 10 days earlier. He had a 200-page disciplinary file, with 9 excessive force complaints. The Kenosha police union paid tribute to him with this billboard.
Reminder: Joe Arpaio once faked an assassination attempt, then framed a man for it — all to win sympathy for his reelection campaign. The innocent man spent 4 years in jail. Taxpayers footed the $1 million settlement.