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St. Louis County: A Police Culture Rotten to the Core

In St. Louis County, a police culture so rotten is not clueless, but defiant and contrary to ordinary standards of decency and morality:

The St. Louis County And Municipal Police Academy, which encompasses Ferguson, is offering a “Continuing Education” course in October entitled “OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING — YOU CAN WIN WITH THE MEDIA.” The class is billed as “fast-paced class is jam-packed with the essential strategies and tactics, skills and techniques” and includes a “detailed case study of Ferguson.”

Learning about how to manipulate the media after a police officer shoots someone can be a blast, according to a flier produced by the academy promoting the course.”The training is also highly entertaining,” the flier says, “You will learn a lot, and you’ll have fun doing it!”

The course is recommended for “All upper-echelon law enforcement professionals who ever expect to face media contact will benefit. This includes top-level decision-makers, command staff, supervisors, and subject-matter experts…”

Here’s that flyer – and it’s genuine:

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Via St. Louis Police Academy Promotes ‘Highly Entertaining’ Course On Michael Brown Shooting @ ThinkProgress.

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