The Banality of Black Death
Eli Langley

synonyms:trite, hackneyed, clichéd, platitudinous, vapid, commonplace, ordinary, common, stock, conventional, stereotyped, overused, overdone, overworked, stale, worn out, timeworn, tired, threadbare, hoary, hack, unimaginative, humdrum, ho-hum, unoriginal, uninteresting, dull, uninvolving, trivial

I object to the use of this word, which I/we have seen before — perhaps from the book The Banality of Evil, about how Adolph Eichman defended himself for his crimes against humanity in Nazi Germany. As you can see above these are not words that correctly describe a system where the fear(?), hatred(?), testosterone, and impunity of our various law enforcement organizations are backed up by our dependent prosecutorial systems in what we see, again and again, are racially discriminatory practices that make America an alienated, weak and divided country.

Change has taken place, “in part due to legislation.” And in these cases too we need to make the legislative change, or maybe also procedural, that Every killing of a citizen (legally here or not)by a police officer must be followed up by a Special Prosecutor; one who is not dependent upon this police force to witness to the crimes that they must, at other times, prosecute. This is a conflict of interest that weakens and tears apart our country.

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