“These people drop four or five grand and dress up to look like police.” Tulsa reserve deputy Robert Bates has surrendered to police after being charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the killing of unarmed black man. The incident leaves us with the question: “Why was a 73-year-old insurance company executive playing cop?”

+ Sheriff Stanley Glanz defended Bates — his deputy, friend, and financial backer: “He made an error. How many errors are made in an operating room every week?” (People don’t get to operate on patients after making a donation to the hospital.)