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21 August 2014 @ 02:07 pm
Journalism and gentrification  
THURSDAY FOUR:
* Ferguson explains why we must defend journalism.
* Cop writes an article to defend police overreach, inadvertently explains why we need to reform police overreach.
* New study on white juries and black defendants surprises no one.
* "Stop complaining about gentrification unless you know what it is."

 
 
 
Selkiselki on August 25th, 2014 02:22 am (UTC)
Police overreach: I kind of feel like, we get what we pay for. If we're not willing to pay to recruit, train, and retain good candidates, look who we get stuck with. Of course that's not the whole story! But I do feel that's part of it. In other words, a fix will need systemic changes, not just firing a few bad cops who make the news.

Gentrification: Good article. In my own hometown, in the 1890s? whole swaths were "gentrified" (turned into parks and housing for whites) after the violent coup and burnout of black neighborhoods (and white men with guns were posted to stop blacks from rebuilding, and the state/feds didn't do a thing about any of it).