As usual lately, reading this post on Scott Greenfield’s blog provokes me to a post of my own. Sure, I could just leave a really long comment over on his blog, but lately I hardly get enough time to write, so aside from not wanting to leave an over-long comment, I wouldn’t get a post up on my blog if I didn’t “respond” here. This post is already going to pre-empt another I was working on regarding the (really high) number of police misconduct stories in the newspaper the other day.
Also, this is kind of a follow-up to my last post. Besides, some of what I’m responding to isn’t the post, as much as comments that followed it, including many which I read on Twitter.