Conformity and Police Brutality

THE MUNDANE EXPLANATION FOR ABUSIVE POLICE PRACTICES I want to offer a brief response to Redditt Hudson’s article posted in Vox today. Hudson, a former St. Louis police office explains a theory shared with him by a former colleague. “On any given day, in any police department in the nation, 15 percent of officers will […]

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The Mad Sociologist on Social Media

CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION EVERY DAY For those who are interested, and I know you all are, the Mad Sociologist posts commentary just about every day on Facebook and Twitter. See the footer to participate in sociological social media. Sometimes it’s hard to organize, write, edit and post blogs every day, but Facebook and Twitter resolves […]

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On Riots and Protests

SOME PRELIMINARY THOUGHTS ON BALTIMORE Like most Americans, I’m appalled at the level of violence that has taken place in Baltimore, escalating yesterday to an extreme pitch. That being said, I’m appalled about a lot of things. I will never condone violence. It should go without saying that I am equally, if not more appalled […]

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