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.
Mac Donald discussed the “Ferguson Effect”, discretionary policing, Freddie Gray, the broken windows theory, and what policing is becoming in Chicago, Detroit, and other urban areas.
The authors of ‘Batman 44’ say the comic book deals with police shootings and gentrification, and it does, but it doesn’t condemn them.
When the details of a handful of police shooting cases radically form public opinion, we’re likely to end up with a badly distorted picture.
New data may give some credence to the anxieties of Black Lives Matter, without assuming that all police officers are violent, raging bigots.
How can we expect real police reform when prosecutors are willing to send such a clear message in the Tamir Rice case that, however egregious the error, no one will ever be punished?
The Cleveland police officers involved in shooting Tamir Rice were right: they had no choice. But that’s their fault.
If Quentin Tarantino had offered a more measured response, people might notice that his point has some validity.
Yes, the U.S. prison population has greatly expanded. And Bernie Sanders is part of the reason for that.
Black Lives Matter sympathizers proposed burning Wesleyan University newspapers that contain a mildly conservative viewpoint. But this will expand that viewpoint’s reach.
Those who chalk up the growing momentum behind Black Lives Matter to racism or a desire to hurt cops are making the same mistake as those who tarred the Tea Party for racism.
Police reform must happen — for Sandra Bland, and for whoever comes after her.
Conservatives are usually eager to champion civil liberties against the whims of oppressive government. So why don’t they care about police brutality?
Government agents free to kill unarmed Americans like Freddie Gray—and have the support of conservatives while they do it—is simply unimaginable.
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