A stray thought regarding Terry Pratchett and Ferguson, MO

I forgot to queue up Wednesday’s regular Sailor Moon post, and unfortunately the chatlog is on a computer I won’t have access to until tonight. So have Thursday’s post today, and Wednesday’s post will go up tomorrow.

The other night, I was rereading Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch, and I wondered: would Ferguson be as bad as it is if all cops were required to read the Watch books?

And the answer is, of course, yes, because the human ability to compartmentalize and justify via special pleading is infinite, but still, I can’t help but think that things might be slightly better if the prevailing cultural image of cop-as-hero was more Vimes and less Dirty Harry.

0 thoughts on “A stray thought regarding Terry Pratchett and Ferguson, MO

  1. The anonymous comment that was here has been deleted for violating the spirit of Comment Policy 1.2 and the letter of Comment Policy 5.1.

    Just because people are being horrible doesn't mean they stop being people.

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