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It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad Internet. Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without some pol, celebrity, or garden-variety netizen making a public faux pas on social media that brings the full weight of global outrage down upon their heads. The web is transparent enough to make anyone a target and opaque enough to let anyone be a tormentor. Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is a sobering, sardonic guided tour of the worldwide court of public opinion, where ire spreads like wildfire, judgment is swift and brutal, and any one of us can go on trial from the moment we open our mouths.

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Attorney General Merrick Garland

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Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

The Department of Justice had the kind of pro-police reform week that doesn't happen every year. In a seven-day period, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a ban on chokeholds and no-knock warrants, an overhaul on how to handle law enforcement oversight deals, and a promise to make sure the Justice Department wasn't funding agencies that engage in racial discrimination.

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