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Mark says this very well!

Coloring Outside the Lines

Baton Rogue is a reminder that there are people who like deep divides. Organized attacks with the intent can not be passed off as anything but murdered. We say empty phrases to solve complex problems. Hate is the driving factor here. There are no phrases that justify the attacking of law enforcement.

But let me throw out a few consequences. You will see police responses slow down. Back up will be required if there is the known presence or suspected threat of violence. The same neighborhood that has the tension between minorities and police will get worse. The police like to go home to their families. There are few that became a police officer with the aspirations of murdering people. But daily police go into confrontations where they have to deescalate situations. This assumptions they go on is that most of the time things get worked out without incident. How…

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