Magical Thinking, Moral Outrage—and Pragmatic Policymaking

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Franklin Cruz

The litany of people of color killed by police this month has resembled a terrible and tragic movie played on fast forward, worsened only by shootings of police officers—a misguided form of retaliation and vengeance rendered against public servants whose call to duty every day is to protect the public.

With each incident, the nation’s emotional temperature rises. But it’s important to remember that it is how we act and respond now as a country—as community . . .

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