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July 20, 2014 12:00 AM

The grammar of police shootings is revealing

How police departments and the media report shootings differs depending on who is doing the shooting. This wouldn’t be troubling if it weren’t for the fact that (a) we’re talking about people getting shot and killed, and (b) in most cases, the police agencies engaging in linguistic gymnastics to publicly deflect responsibility for police shootings will inevitably be in charge of investigating the same officers for the same shootings

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