“Unless we significantly reduce this rate (a yearly average of 1,000 citizen deaths by police), we will do little to … More
Can’t You Hear Us?
“It’s time we stop / Hey, what’s that sound? / Everybody look know what’s going down…” Steven Stills and Buffalo … More
Has Use of Deadly Force by Police Changed? A Post-Ferguson Report
“I see no evidence of a seismic shift in accountability among the 18,000 state and local law enforcement agencies scattered … More
Let’s Talk: Police Shootings (Part 2)
Let’s Talk: Police Shootings and Reflecting on Them — Part Two Ed. Note: While the below article [of which I … More
Let’s Talk: Police Shootings (Part 1)
Let’s Talk: Police Shootings and Reflecting on Them — Part One Ed. Note: While the article below [of which I … More
Are 2-3 Deaths a Day Too Many?
Each day, my “Google alerts” inform me of two or three officer involved shootings (OIS). That adds up to approximately … More
Police Use of Force: Proposed Legislation
Legislation on Police Standards: What do you think? This has been a multi-generational discussion: At what level should police standards … More
The Force-Trust Relationship
On this day, we celebrate our nation’s independence from tyranny and injustice and our right to live togetherness in freedom … More
Parsing the Ferguson Encounter
Last year, there were about 1,000 officer-involved police shootings (OIS) and, by all accounts, they continue at about the average … More
This is Awful — It Cannot Be Lawful!
“State and local investigators concluded the former cop used ‘justified and reasonable’ force.” Shall we talk? If this is … More