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The problems of ethnography peer review

Way back when, I submitted an article to a prominent ethnography journal. Time passed. Nothing happened. I submitted the article elsewhere. It was reviewed, accepted and published this past summer. Yesterday I received a reply from the journal. Rejection. I have never been in the somewhat awkward a position to receive a rejection for a published article. (There were good…

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Dog fight

So Michael Vic apologized for dog fighting. I don’t believe him. He likes dog fighting. He’s not the only one. There’s lots of dog fighting in the Eastern District. That’s just the way it is. Many cops I worked with were very upset at animal mistreatment. One time I answered a call for a pit bull on somebody’s stoop. The…

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Pictures

Some of the blight of the Eastern RIP graffiti: You can’t outrun a mural. Pig on pig. Ladies… After a cutting. After being cut. It could have been me… but it wasn’t! (I blurred their faces) 0