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Comment: Re:A place and time for anarchy? (Score 5, Interesting) 835

The media don't have a concern to call out police overreach because frankly, they rely on police for 90% of their reporting. If you don't have a source to start the story, you're out. If you don't have a source to confirm the story, you're out. And if you question what the police tell you, you don't have a source anymore.

http://www.popehat.com/2013/04/09/misconduct-is-only-news-when-journalists-say-it-is/

http://www.popehat.com/2012/03/21/chelsea-kay-of-krcr-tv-supports-shooting-being-a-lapdog/

http://www.popehat.com/2013/07/12/a-brief-story-illustrating-my-view-of-law-enforcement-and-the-media-that-covers-it/

Comment: Re: Summary of TFS (Score 4, Interesting) 835

"It's probably news because white people are being raided now, whereas previously it was only scary black people like Fred Hampton who got murdered by militarized police."

Radley Balko here. I was 17 during Ruby Ridge. I was 18 during Waco.

So you're assertion that I only got interested in police issues after white people were raided is incorrect.

I got interested in this issue in the mid-2000s. You might Google the name "Cory Maye."

And you should really know what you're talking about before you imply racial motives to someone you don't know. Especially when there's very public information available to contradict you.

I have awaken from my near-decade-long Slashdot slumber to rebut the attempted race-baiting of Radley Balko.

Radley Balko is the type of person who calls out injustice, individual and institutional, regardless of who it impacts. And has done so for a long time.

Radley Balko is also the kind of person who has spent hundreds of hours of his personal time meeting with, writing about, agitating for the release of, and providing assistance to, wrongfully-accused defendants... most of whom, in my thirty seconds of scanning the 'net, are black.

"Google Corey May." Classic. Well done, sir.

Radley Balko is a goddamn American Hero.

"Any excuse will serve a tyrant." -- Aesop

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