July 8, 2016

FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMED: 26 police killed so far in 2016, up 44% from 2015.

Related: Man who fired on Tennessee highway was motivated by police shootings of black people, authorities say.

As Kevin D. Williamson wrote today, “The people who blamed Sarah Palin’s use of crosshairs as a graphic-design element on a poster (‘targeting’ certain Democrats for electoral challenges) for the shooting of Gabby Giffords suddenly have nothing to say about violent and irresponsible rhetoric. I myself hold to the view that we hold criminals responsible for their actions and that speeches given by third parties are generally, at most, tangential questions. Maybe your view is different, and that’s fine: But pick one.”

Over to you, CNN’s Sally Kohn.

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