Why cops kill

The famous "black and white" LAPD po...
The famous “black and white” LAPD police cruiser (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Michael Shermer has a column in Scientific America anent the recent rash of killings by cops in the USA.

The ongoing rash of police using deadly force against minority citizens has triggered a search for a universal cause—most commonly identified as racism. Such soul searching is understandable, especially in light of the racist e-mails uncovered in the Ferguson, Mo., police department by the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation into the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Read it here.

5 thoughts on “Why cops kill

  1. Is hate a form of despair where we feel powerless to change what troubles us – those larger issues over which we feel we have no control? Will we learn how to be effective citizens of a functioning democracy?

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  2. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela

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