“It’s not that our system is the best example of democratic policing, it’s just that it has the most potential … More
The End of My Dream?
No matter what happens in November, no matter who becomes our nation’s leader, the reform and improvement of policing in … More
Imagine an Unarmed Police
The Case for Unarmed Police “Disarming police does not have to be seen as impossible. It can be something to … More
What Have We Learned Since Ferguson?
The shooting in Ferguson in August, 2014, when a young black man was killed by a white police officer and … More
Can You Frisk and Still Maintain Trust?
Years ago, I learned as a young officer that “stopping and frisking” a person or persons was an invasion of … More
Policing as Kindness
“Kindness: the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.” Kindness Needless to say, I think a lot about policing — … More
Where To From Here?
We are now over four years past Ferguson and the rate of police uses of deadly force continues to be … More
The Struggle for the Soul of Democratic Policing
“When police make mistakes, it is often because they have disregarded one or more practices of Procedural Justice and shown … More
You Really Should Read My Book
Please bear with me as I unabashedly promote my book. I am doing this because I believe it lays out … More
National Consensus of Police Use of Force?
A number of police organizations this month, led by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), endorsed a “National … More