Welcome to my first interview! I read that bloggers should interview someone important. I have chosen to interview John Olson, a retired parole agent. John has thirty-six years experience as a peace office. His experience includes working as a state parole officer. If someone violated their parole, John would arrest them and return them to prison.
Due to his experience arresting parole violators, I feel he is qualified to voice an opinion on the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Both recently got renewed attention (did it ever stop?) when two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Weinjian Liu, were gunned down in their patrol car. The motive was apparently retaliation for police mistreatment of minority suspects which the press has blamed for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. (For a full recap of the deaths of Officers Ramos and Liu, see Minimalist’s Guide to Understanding Protests in New York http://wp.me/p5jxvv-ba.) My seventh grade class even weighed in on the situation. (How to Know If Eric Garner and Michael Brown were Victims of Racism http://wp.me/p5jxvv-5H.) [Read more…]