I saw this posted yesterday on the Facebook page of would-be conscience of Anaheim, Cynthia Ward:
“…I wish the issue could be an April Fool’s joke, but nobody is laughing, not the grieving mothers who have buried their sons, not the neighborhoods forced to watch the violence from gangs and cops alike…” [emphasis added].
“Violence from gangs and cops alike”? As if Anaheim has an equivalent problem with both gang violence and police violence. As if the reasons and occasions for gang violence are morally proximate to police use of deadly force. The former stand outside and against law and civilization and ordered liberty; the latter safeguard them. I find it astounding that anyone would draw that kind of moral equivalency between the activities of criminal gang members and police officers. Amazing.