Protecting American’s Constitutional Right to “Assemble and Petition” their Government. Aggressive policing escalates violence at protests, research shows. A former … More
Just when you thought it can’t get worse…
This kind of situation Minneapolis police are facing is similar to what many city police departments are facing across our … More
This Has Gotta Change and Change Now!
“A civilized society does not permit unidentified, untrained persons to carry firearms in and about a public demonstration.” I have … More
Today’s Leadership Challenges
PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler spoke with Portland, OR Police Chief Chuck Lovell about his first two months as police … More
Police: Between a Rock and a Hard Place!
The following interview comes from the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). Executive Director Chuck Wexler interviews Seattle Police Chief Carmen … More
I Am Outraged! You Should Be, Too!
“I can tell you from my own experience, that starting ‘soft’ in handling a protest works. When a police agency … More
Socially Contracting a Dream
While talking with a number of clergy in Minneapolis about their city and their police (of which I was once … More
Waiting for an Answer
I don’t know about you, but I hear a loud question coming out of the many protests surrounding our uses … More
An American Looks at European Police — 1971
“Long periods of pre-service training, great concern about individual freedom, less concern over enforcement of public morality, strict controls over … More
The Passing of Police Reformers: “Where have all the flowers gone?”
“Unless the mission of our police is re-defined to be that of a ‘servant leader,’ ‘life saver,’ or ‘champion of … More