No NFL players kneeled on Sunday to protest the brutality that occurred to Brian Shaw. Is that because he’s a police officer?
For many people, these national anthem knees simply come off like people being jerks about the national anthem because they don’t like President Trump.
Once Michael Bennett shared his story, the Las Vegas Police Department began an investigation, and the meager results so far contradict Bennett’s story.
What do we do when men trained to be sheepdogs, who look and dress like sheepdogs, turn into wolves before our very eyes? What do we say when the sheepdog turns on the sheep?
Black voices from across America offer their views on this tragedy, and what we can learn as we share in the family’s grief.
Merely stating that one has a weapon in the absence of any real indicator of danger is not a crime in a country that guarantees its citizens the right to bear arms.
There was no good reason for Jeronimo Yanez to have opened fire upon Philando Castile. He had no indication that there was any reason to do so.
Improvements like body cameras and independent police auditors are steps in the right direction, but none of those reforms gets at the source of the problem, which is our criminal traffic laws.
If people choose to protest with as light a provocation as someone such as Mike Huckabee provides, then life will become miserably dominated by political ideology.
Despite racial disagreement on the way police interact with their communities, no demographic is ‘anti-cop’—and a majority agrees on needed reforms.
If we want members of the Black Lives Matter movement to listen to our concerns about abortion, we must listen to theirs on police brutality.
Is Heather Mac Donald’s book ‘The War on Cops’ a corrective to Black Lives Matter rhetoric or just more hyperbole in defense of overzealous law enforcement?
There may still be time to head off violence on a level of Watts, Rodney King, or the Holy Week uprisings of 1968. Any viable solution to the problem must involve greater accountability from everyone.
In the context of concerns about police brutality and growing mental health problems in our society, police officers discuss weak points in our social safety nets.
A little girl I know has learned there are people who have never even met her father but who want to take his life and the lives of other police officers.
Our town’s commemoration of the Orlando terrorist attacks was well-attended, self-congratulatory, even festive. Its memorial for slain police officers was sparse and ambivalent.
As a black police officer, I found myself stuck in a balancing act from the start, like walking a tightrope right between two perennially warring foes.
Sunday’s execution of three police officers in Baton Rouge shows what can happen when the president creates an atmosphere of racial victimization.
At this moment conservatives should be looking for common ground and viable solutions, not radioactive buttons to push.
An ugly news story breaks, and many people’s immediate impulse is to run interference for the cops. They should restrain it. After all, police are people, too.
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