And you can't rely on the facts to make your case, either.
Rob Duke's insight:
Here's the crux of the problem in policing: you can't always rely on forcing people to do what you want. You need to build up social and political capital by being inclusive when it's not important to the mission to have your way; then it's not so difficult to burn up social capital when it is critical to be authoritarian in order to accomplish the mission. Once the situation has been stabilized, it's important to go back to being inclusive. In this way, you will vary your mission by what people in the area want, to the greatest extent possible--and, still get much of what you want (safety, enforcement of the law).
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