Plax On The Shooting

Just an excerpt on ESPN. I'm not sure what I think of this. One thing I will say is that it's very easy to make an abstract judgment, having not seen the person tell their side. That doesn't mean the abstract judgment is wrong--see mine, here--indeed, the test of the judgment seems to be whether it holds up.

I think prison is tough. I think it's hard for me to reconcile that fact with the amazing stupidity of carry a gun in your waist-band, into a packed club. In short, I'm conflicted--not that people are waiting on my legal brief.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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