Air strikes give the illusion of surgical intervention. But they are not unambiguous humanitarian acts.
In the 19th century, the U.S. adopted a "social peacekeeper" model of policing. Then the Civil War left behind a surplus of firearms.
After Pathways settled in its new home, former St. Giles members started coming back to worship there. It took a little getting used to.
Can there be a humane execution?
Every method of killing can become a form of torture for the person being executed—and a means of moral injury to the executioner.
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What’s the best way for white Americans to act in solidarity with black Americans protesting the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson?
I don’t claim any fresh insights on this question. Janee Woods has some good ones.
"We already know that he started out at a time when it was accepted for a Ferguson cop to charge somebody with property damage for bleeding on his uniform."
Police overreach has long targeted black Americans. And in Ferguson, cops who don't seem to know what they're doing have massive firepower with which to do it.
It's difficult to imagine police responding to white protesters the way they've responded to black protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.
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