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For NYPD, no defense for the indefensible
For NYPD, no defense for the indefensible

This should not even need saying, but obviously, it does. So, for the record: To oppose police brutality is not to oppose police. No one with a brain stands against police when they do the dangerous and often-dirty job of safeguarding life and property. But no one with a conscience should stand for them when they assault or kill some unarmed, unthreatening somebody under color of authority. Support good cops, oppose bad ones: You'd think that a self-evident imperative. But it turns out some of us are unwilling to make the distinction. For them, the valor of the good cops renders the bad cops immune to criticism. As you've no doubt heard, an unstable man named Ismaaiyl...

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