Or maybe he smelled bullshit on a police shooting and decided to embarrass at least three institutions at the same time.
Read the Washington Post article here.
It's pretty incredible.
(Did I mention that I also took a train with DS (as I call him) from Columbia University to Penn Station?
Yea, I'm cool like that.)
He touches on so many of themes (bloated police bureaucracy, community/police disconnect, failure of the media) that made The Wire so powerful and vital.
Clearly the media is at fault here. I'm far from an expert on this but the most immediate problem is that the profit margin expectations are too high on newspapers.
They need to be privatized by angel investors who can accept a 2% return or just be happy with breaking even.
This is a much better approach than constant staff cuts to reduce costs to increase profits and pump the stock price.
Otherwise these important and even the not so seemingly important stories will continue to slip through the cracks. At least we have TMZ to do our serious reporting.
Joking... I think.