July| Vol. 22 No. 8.02 | Christian's Chronicles © 2015 – All rights reserved.
Threats against police continue, following the murder of two NYPD officers by a gunman whose self-proclaimed motive was to avenge the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The twisted motivation of the killer reflects an ‘us versus them’ attitude based on some warped sense of group identity pitting ‘The Police’ on one side against whatever group the perpetrator identifies with and on whose behalf he seeks retribution. No doubt many of those who have expressed their views in support of protests nationwide against police brutality do not condone such behavior.
But what responsibility, if any, do those whose advocacy has fueled public outrage have to ensure that the passions they ignite do not manifest in violence? For that matter, what responsibility exists toward objectivity and facts within the context of emotionally charged advocacy and public expression?
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