Just to Be Fair


The video below is going viral, you’ve probably already seen it several times – a guy in New York took up the Ellen Dance Challenge and decided that, as a black man, it’d be great to do it behind a bunch of really, really white cops.

The results were predictable. As you can see. Invective raining down upon the NYPD was also predictable … and continues. 

Look, this blog is not all that kind to the authority figures of the criminal justice system. And, it’s only going to get worse as I move forward with a narrative non-fiction account of prison and the system.

But, this is not the place for me to pile on. For the simple reason this is not what it seems, though, unsurprisingly, it has not been reported by the media.

itsshowtime-bobfosseWhat really went down is this: these particular cops – as the NYPD Union was quick to…

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