So the Portland Police Association says its office was set on fire by protestors. The key word is "says." Maybe it really happened. But at this point nobody should trust a police union's word on such things 1/
Remember the poisoned milk shakes? 2/ https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/06/17/nypd-says-officers-were-not-poisoned-at-shake-shack/ …
This kind of thing is why "don't disseminate conspiracy theories" isn't helpful advice right now. By all means keep your eye on the big stuff. But we're now in a situation in which questioning what authority figures claim is just being realistic 3/
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