To Protect and Defend?

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reportedly told his own biracial son to “take special care” when dealing with the police “who are supposed to be there to protect him.”

Sadly, my first thought was “of course.”

When I was young we trusted police implicitly. Now even I, an older white guy, don’t assume they are there for me. Why would any minority person?

Ferguson was a poor poster case, but there’s an ugly trend here.

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