The Fallout games, post-apocalyptic role-playing experiences that are about as good as computer games get, have wickedly satirical introductory movies. In one of them — I think it's Fallout 2 — the narrator talks about the (future) invasion of Canada, and shows a pair of power-armored troopers shoot a kneeling captive in the back of the head, then cheerfully wave at the camera in a big friendly "hi, mom!" gesture. The juxtaposition of brutality and banality makes a deft point.
But that's a fictional stylized post-apocalyptic future. In America's present, we have what Justice Scalia calls a "new professionalism." Right?
Sort of. Injustice Everywhere — which you should not miss if you are interested in police misconduct issues — links to this story, picture, and video from the G-20 conference, where some riot police unit (not yet clearly identified) operating on the University of Pittsburgh campus apparently dragged a handcuffed, masked prisoner — apparently captured during the anti-G-20 protests — and used him as a prop in a group picture.
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