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In Ferguson the violence of the state created the violence of the street | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian.

…the police have come too late to the notion that they are there to “protect” lives. “The law,” wrote James Baldwin, “is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer.” Those who call for law and order now must understand that there is no order because men with badges have been acting lawlessly.

This country will see its death in the hunt for absolute security

That’s the last thought I wrote in comment to a story I linked to last year about the militarization of the police. Maybe I’ll have more to say about it in the future, but in the meantime here’s a collection of stories on the subject in relation to the brutality in Ferguson, Missouri. Of course, the story in Ferguson is as much about institutional brutality towards non-white (namely black) persons. The two are mixing together in a potentially devastating way there.

After Ferguson, how should police respond to protests?

This Is The Terrifying Result Of The Militarization Of Police

Ferguson’s Cops Are Armed Like I Was in Iraq

‘They look like guys playing army’: an expert on policing in conflict zones talks Ferguson


Gamer Seinfeld

I loved GameSpot present The Hotspot, particularly the Brendan Sinclair era. He really is the ideal host, with his deadpan delivery and delightful sense of humor. This episode was one of my favorites if, for no other reason, than the “homework” at the end … game-oriented stand-up comedy. Sinclair delivers the perfect imitation of Seinfeld if he were a gamer. To hear the comedy routine, jump ahead to 1:30:00.