For 60 years I’ve hoped (and worked) for police reform. Yes, I have seen some significant improvements — police today … More
Tag: civil rights
Standby: Here We Go Again!
The following article appears in today’s New York Times. It was written by Thomas B. Edsall who contributes a weekly … More
What’s Your Dream?
I Have a Dream About Police — Do You? Over a half century ago in the midst of racial unrest … More
Lost and Found: A Young Officer’s Notebook (1962)
The other day I ran across one of my notebooks from my early days in policing. I don’t know where … More
What Will a Trump Justice Dept. Do?
What President Trump’s Justice Department is likely to look like. More scrutiny of Muslims. More pressure on black protesters. Less … More
Trust Happens When We Work Together
The following is from an interview on NPR which illustrates what can happen when we work together on building trust. … More
How to Rebuild Lost Trust
The following is an excerpt from a very important interview with civil rights attorney Connie Rice on how she helped … More
How to Rate Police: Misconduct and Civil Rights
MISCONDUCT Is the police agency willing to investigate and discipline officers engaging in misconduct? If a police agency is to … More
A Lesson From Ferguson: It’s Time to End Domination Policing
A Lesson For America: Dismantle the Domination System [The following essay is my attempt to look at what has caused … More
Improving Trust in Wisconsin
I am always looking for positive trends in police improvement. This week, I found it in my own state when … More