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March 04, 2015

Is it our duty as citizens to watch those cell phone videos of cops gunning people down, or your duty not to? And how many of these damn things do we have to watch, anyway? Here is a chart for the times we live in.

This week, a Los Angeles police officer shot and killed an unarmed homeless man in downtown L.A. Is there cellphone video? Of course there is. Should you watch it? Well that’s the question, isn’t it.

It seems like every week now there’s a new video of the cops killing someone. On the one hand, we all want to do our duty as citizen watchdogs, but on the other, would you want people watching your life get snuffed out over their morning coffee? And how many of these damn things are we expected to watch, anyway? Here is a decision tree you can refer to on the many, many days when it is relevant.

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