“Police unions enjoy a political paradox. Conservatives traditionally abhor labor unions but support the police. The left is critical of aggressive policing, yet has often muted its criticism of police unions—which are, after all, public-sector unions, an endangered and mostly progressive species. In their interstitial safe zone, police unions can offer their members extraordinary protections.” The always excellent William Finnegan in The New Yorker: How Police Unions Fight Reform.

+ Speaking of unions: Teachers Are Organizing To Protest School Reopenings Before The Coronavirus Is Under Control. (This is the part of school re-openings that politicians keep leaving out of the equation. Parents, kids, and district leaders are easy sells compared to teachers, who could be risking their lives.)