Same Old Throng?

“For me this is about the third time … Certain concessions are always made and everything goes back to being business as usual: scandals, police brutality [and] discrimination.” Current and former black Chicago police officers have seen this movie before: Controversy, protests in the street, promises of change. But could access to media — and social media — give the story a new twist this time around?

+ You’re sitting in front of your computer and lobbing in the occasional Tweet or status update to lend your voice to the issue of the day. Does it make any difference? It might. From Quartz: Slacktivism is having a powerful real-world impact.

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