@CWmsWrites lol well already been a victim of violent crime. It's a sound policy and we need to stop trying to get rid of it
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) August 13, 2013
The Atlantic writer scoffs at this erstwhile liberal hero:
But as Penn's tweets suggest, stop-and-frisk needn't be legal or sound to work as a placebo for worried city dwellers.A couple of observations:
I think one answer is because the dominant media mindset includes a subliminal awareness of how rickety the diverse Obama Coalition actually is. The only way to hold together demographic fringe groups like blacks, Mexicans, Asians, gays, single moms, white liberals, and so forth is to encourage resentment of the core of the country.
Thus, for the most famously ardent Asian Obama-supporter in the country—a man who scaled back his successful Hollywood career to serve Obama in Washington—to step off the reservation and suggest that the crime problem isn't just white rural gun nuts, to imply that the crime problem is partly the fault of blacks and Hispanics for committing so many crimes, well, that's the kind of heresy that the hivemind immune system immediately sends its antibodies after.
This immune response idea may help explain one reason why the media doubled-down on George Zimmerman.