Public-health experts should strive to provide a neutral accounting of risk.
Conor FriedersdorfPublic health experts who explicitly adopt an ideological double standard in talking points about the risk of spreading COVID19 at protests ill serve protesters themselves and undermine their credibility in ways that will do lasting damage
In an extraordinary condemnation, the former defense secretary backs protesters and says the president is trying to turn Americans against one another.
Conor FriedersdorfMattis: "We must reject any thinking of our cities as a ‘battlespace’... Militarizing our response, as we witnessed in Washington, D.C., sets up a conflict—a false conflict—between the military and civilian society."
Once the fires are out, what is the best way to secure justice?
Conor Friedersdorf79 % of Americans support having outside agencies investigate police misconduct, rather than leave it to the department
Conor Friedersdorf67% support banning neck restraints; 80% support an early-warning system to identify problematic officers; 87 % support outfitting all cops with body cameras; and 88 % training officers to de-escalate conflicts and avoid using force
Conor FriedersdorfThere are already super majorities in favor of broad, significant reforms specifically targeted to reduce unjust killings.