We are all familiar with the adage, “What goes around, comes around.” That seems to be the case in Baltimore, where many black residents and social activists who, subsequent to the death of Freddie Gray in 2015, were demanding the removal of police from their communities, are now pleading for the return of police to those same neighborhoods in response the skyrocketing murder rate in that city. On this episode of Just Thinking, Darrell and Virgil discuss this topic through the lens of the gospel, including the fundamental question of why we need police in the first place. Also, Virgil lamens the loss of his beloved Oklahoma Sooners to Darrell’s Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl and the fact that his Sooners will have to wait another year to contend for a national championship.

Article: Baltimore Residents Blame Record-High Murder Rate on Reduced Police Presence (NPR): https://www.npr.org/2017/12/31/574824963/baltimore-residents-blame-record-high-murder-rate-on-lower-police-presence