Needed: A Blue Reformation

Once more…

Improving Police: A Necessary Conversation

In the 16th century, Martin Luther, a monk, posted 95 theses on a church door. This led to the Protestant Reformation. And this re-formation was not easy and not without a struggle. In 1517, Martin Luther, a Catholic monk, posted 95 theses on a church door. This led to the Protestant Reformation. Re-formations are never easy, nor are they without a struggle.

As a pundit[1] for the past two decades, I find myself finally realizing what I had hoped for when I began writing Arrested Development. My hope is  that the craft of policing would  finally come into the arena of public scrutiny after having been left in the woods for too many years.

The first indication that something was changing was the reaction as to how police responded to the Occupy Wall Street Movement in the fall of 2011. There was conversation throughout the country on how police should respond to public protest; that is, without excessive force and, at the same time, enabling this Constitutional right. That went on for a while and then there was Ferguson…

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