Small Good Thing Dept: Amidst America's epidemic of police abuse, this: When a Florida cop got a noise complaint about some black kids playing basketball, dashcam video caught him turning up, ruefully explaining why he'd come and shooting a few hoops before promising to return with backup. This weekend he did, with more cops and Shaquille O'Neal and life lessons all around.
A "pox" on the person complaining about (gasp!) children playing loudly. People like him/her should just invest in some earplugs.