“It’s not that our system is the best example of democratic policing, it’s just that it has the most potential … More
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
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
Mr. President, Roughing Up Suspects is Never OK!
“President Trump’s message to officers condoning unnecessary use of force is both dangerous and misinformed.” [The following is … More
You’re Wrong, Mr. President, It’s Not Okay!
This is so wrong I can hardly contain myself! It’s wrong (and illegal) what the President said way “okay.” And … More
A Time to Act
I don’t know precisely when it happened, this sense, this honor, of being a guardian of others. Perhaps it was … More
What will policing look like in Trump’s America?
“I am worried, very worried. I am worried we will forsake our quest for social, economic and racial fairness and that … More
Thinking About the Coming Year
As a student and practitioner of public leadership for many years, I find the election of Donald Trump, to be … More
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“May you live in interesting times;” is an unsubstantiated and anonymous Chinese curse. But is it a curse? Why would … More