Bill Bratton used to be New York City's Police Commissioner. Before that he was the best police commissioner that Boston ever had, and after that he became the best police commissioner that Los Angeles has ever had.
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The black man is shot dead. The killer goes home. And an obscene campaign begins to smear the dead man as yet another thug who had it coming. This happened 12 years ago this month.
In truth, "the talk" cannot save African-American boys. The larger talk that should be had with all children might.
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