We forecast this trend would intensify and it is doing just that. And with no credible, objective national mechanism to track these incidents, it’s virtually impossible to fully understand the depth of the issue.
It is BAD and will get worse. — jtl, 419
KINGSTON, NY, 13 August — The tragic shooting death of an unarmed African-American teen by a policeman in a St. Louis suburb has escalated into national outrage over what is being viewed as a racial incident, fueled by an apparent history of racial tensions between the largely African-American community and local police.
“Hands up, don’t shoot” has become the rally cry of protesters. Even President Barack Obama weighed in. ”We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.”
Lost in all the reporting is the backdrop of the larger trend line consuming…
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