On Ferguson and the militarization of Middle America

The greatest advice I received in my college days came in the fall of 2009 during the first day of “Psychology in application to law enforcement.” The class was taught by a tenured professor who was a former Athens County district attorney that taught the class once a year.

The first words out of his mouth to the room of forty or so students are words that I believe–now more than ever–should be taken to heart:

“Don’t trust the police. They aren’t your friend.”
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