A Four Block Radius

GQ talks to a former Baltimore cop: “One thing that sticks out from my time is how much all cops hate the ghetto. And that’s not a race thing. I think black cops are better at picking up the class nuances of the ghetto and defining it more about that than about geographic area. Some people want to make this a racial thing, I really think it’s a class issue. You have this underclass that has no education, no jobs, no experience outside of a four block radius. And we ignore it.”

+ According to a document obtained by WaPo, Freddie Gray “was intentionally trying to injure himself” in the back of the police transport van.

+ With all the recent stories, you’d assume that there’s been a sharp rise in police killings in the last few years. You’d be wrong.

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