I think we are asking the wrong question. When we hear the horrifying reports of the killings of black men and attacks on police officers, we want to know who to blame. There has to be someone at fault. But the deeper question is, why do we make decisions in our society based on fear. Because fear changes us, it makes normally good people make very bad choices, and it creates an atmosphere where everyone is a potential enemy.
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