I have no idea about the truth of Michael Brown’s death. But I do know that no police officer goes to work wanting to shoot somebody that day. Some criminals do, though. And it seems to me that they should be the object of public rage and revulsion.
Americans are celebrating the nation’s independence from Great Britain 238 years ago this weekend with fireworks, beer, barbecues, baseball and family reunions. But for some, July 4 is a solemn day to reflect on what it means to be free and who paid the price for our freedom.