I’m mostly hiding from the internet lately, because my parents are/were pretty much the national experts on exactly the kind of police behaviour that led to the Ferguson thing. My dad was a beat cop turned major reformer, he’s the reason the police can’t shoot someone who’s running away, and I admire him and the cops I grew up with so much. I totally understand the cop-bashing people are doing but I don’t want to engage with it.
And being dad’s widow and also a noted criminologist who studies police accountability and the difference in police treatment of white and black people, mom is getting interviewed everywhere right now - Guardian, HuffPo, BBC.
So I’m not on tumblr a lot right now.