"Back in the 20th century, I learned one must never assume meaning from peoples' rhetoric and poetics. But, here we are anyway, or, at least here I am..."
QUESTIONS FROM MARK WENZEL:
[ ] Is it important to get their sense of how the presence of weapons and SWAT tanks and combat gear actually might escalate a situation rather than de-escalate?
[ ] Do police feel that they’re being used by the elite to protect them (the elite) from those who strive to bring more and more justice to their lives?
[ ] Do police believe they have moral obligations to obey unjust laws & what would be an example of an unjust law to them?
[ ] The role of the ‘war on drugs’ and ‘homeland security’ on making the police more dangerous to their community
[ ] The cardinal values police seek to bring to the building of moral communities -vs- the actual practices
[ ] What do they think of the work which claims to show that the KKK has been infiltrating police departments since forever?
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