Language is key to understanding motive, yet it is even with media's language that we are able to understand bias.
What do you make of the news report itself? What do you think the consequences will be, nationwide, as police are, more and more, portrayed in the negative light?
What about the flaming of race and the "hate crime" status attached to some, but not to others?
Is this a "hate crime" due to race? Or, is it accurately reported?
Much for you to comment upon.
Is this part of the repercussion of the flaming of racial differences in Baltimore? Even though 3 of the 6 officers charged are black, the chants continued "No justice, no peace, no racist police" in the ongoing protests.
As police continue to be vilified by politicians, locally and federally, will this use of "words" cause some officers to hesitate in intervening?
What of the inevitable "backlash" that occurs every time in life and history when an "us versus them" is artificially elevated?
Note even former politicians who once presented as "tough on crime" have 'recanted' or used distancing language since the Baltimore riot.
Politicians are denigrating law enforcement. Is this something lost upon the youth in America? What about criminals, particularly organized criminals (gangs)? Are they empowered as police are unjustly condemned, en masse?