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DS: Black lives matter. So do blue lives. But the context of the "black lives matter" credo is that unlike blue lives, or white lives -- which have de facto mattered in our country for generations -- African-Americans have been far too vulnerable to unnecessary and hyperbolic response by law enforcement. This is simply so, and is now evidenced by the smart phone revolution.

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Pay for it. Online. Pay a little bit each month. You did when they dumped it on the doorstep, and you can pay even less than that now to support the salaries of trained reporters and photographers and videographers.

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DS: I believe the abuse of narcotics -- whether street drugs or pharmasale -- is the result of a fundamental existential crisis among working and middle-class Americans in the same way that it was once that for the underclass. We need to return to an economic model that values labor, and the human lives that comprise labor.

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We talked about it. It seemed to undercut the ordinariness of the moment to cannibalize it for plot. Some people are straight. Some people are gay. Some people are, even to this point, discreet or closeted about their sexuality. Everybody has to be somewhere.

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DS: Complicated question. The policies of drug prohibition and mass incarceration are being openly challenged, and the revolution of the smart phone camera has exposed the policing tyrannies that were exacerbated by those policies. This is a necessary sociopolitical passage. On the bad side, the drug war has collapsed the skill set and efficacy of the Baltimore Police Department.