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HOT BLAST: The Ferguson situation, through the eyes of a cop

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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:05 pm | Updated: 1:16 pm, Tue Aug 19, 2014.

Since the unrest began nearly two weeks ago in Ferguson, Mo., much has been written about what led a white police officer to shoot and kill an unarmed black teenager. The facts of the case are still being investigated.

Today's op-ed page in The Washington Post carried a different take on the death of Michael Brown, 18. A 17-year-veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Sunil Dutta, wrote an essay, "I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me." In it, he seems to say what many are saying in defense of Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

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