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I am somewhat old-school about non-fiction — I instantly get a bad taste in my mouth when the reporter uses the first person (or worse, "this reporter.") But there are some stories that have to come straight from the reporter's experience — like this one, "Reporting While Black," by New York Times reporter Solomon Moore. In it, he reports the intractable story of the war between police and street gangs from a sidewalk in Salisbury, North Carolina — where he ended up handcuffed, face against a cop car. Read the article — tell us what you think. And if you have questions for Moore, post them here, too.