Let’s try inflection (redirecting) rather than the neologism inflexion which promises bending but doesn’t exist!

The Octogenarians

Mckinney Texas joins L.A.,Long Beach,Tulsa,Miami etc,etc in its tale of racially motivated abuse of police power.Perhaps in no incident is it clearer that “fearing for one’s life” had no relevance.What was relevant was fatigue and irritability being channeled into the policeman’s preexisting bias.Defense of the status quo again appeared prominent inasmuch as the dispute was about the use and claimed abuse of a community swimming pool.If it is true that the police were summoned by a black owner and  host,the social class issue may be more clearly intermixed  with the issue of race than usual.

Cincinatti and Madison now display police leadership that admits bias and are moving toward a newer version of community policing.Most police forces appear to be resisting and reemphasizing their primary obligation as catching”the bad guys”Let’s hope that this is an historical inflexion point that will not and cannot be disregarded.

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