There are too many fires burning. We’ve talked about that. We know that.
But this is a fire that matters. So even if you can’t lend some of your water to put it out, I simply want to remind you that it’s burning. This fire matters.

Riddle from the Middle

Listen, I get it. We’ve got a lot of stuff coming at us. The Kavanaugh hearings. I-can’t-decide-what-kind-of-storm-to-be Florence. Trump rejecting third party findings that 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The fact that the administration is seven weeks late in meeting its deadline to reunite families they separated at the border. It’s exhausting.

But we need to talk about Dallas again.

I did the first rundown of Botham Jean’s shooting in last Wednesday’s One Liner post. You really ought to check it out but if you’re click-averse or short on time, here it is in a nutshell.

White off duty police officer shot unarmed black neighbor inside his apartment.

Yep, that’s pretty much the gist of it. Minus the ridiculous amount of wiggle room provided the officer when it came to changing her statement. I particularly enjoyed the district attorney’s decision to release the search results…

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