Police officers and demonstrators in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Policy Brutality at Home Batters America’s Image Abroad

To most Americans, regardless of party or political views, it is reasonably apparent that if the U.S. seeks to be the moral arbiter of the rest of the world, then what happens within our borders will probably receive a fair amount of scrutiny. Even those who support the grand jury’s decision or who believe the demonstrators are unlawfully rioting, likely understand that these events do not make the U.S. look good in the eyes of the rest of the world.

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