NCR Today: What have we seen that suggests we may be heading in the right direction? I believe the most hopeful sign is a generational one.
NCR Today: Body cameras are a useful tool, but they won't solve the problems of police bias and citizen mistrust.
NCR Today: For the past two years, police rules of engagement have been under fire by protesters. But they have also been under close analysis by the police themselves.
Speaking before the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Chicago on Tuesday, President Barack Obama gave a wide-ranging speech touching on the issues of criminal justice reform, distrust between cops and communities of color, gun control, law enforcement funding, the drug trade, police brutality and viral videos.
Attorney activists push for the closure of 81 municipal courts, replaced by four satellite circuit courts that are staffed by full-time professionals and do not incarcerate people for traffic violations.
Young Voices: There was something unique about knowing that if I resisted the exact demands of the officers interrogating me and searching my car, I put myself closer to danger.
NCR Today: Recently I got pulled over for speeding. While questioning me, the patrolman spotted a paper sticking out of my purse. He asked, “Is that about the police?”
This Lent I’m writing about our U.S. military, and today I’m considering how we offer security training to foreign governments.
People everywhere have a right to security. Parents should be able to let their girls walk to school alone. Shopkeepers should be free from extortion. The judiciary should make their judgments without fear of intimidation or reprisal. That’s the kind of security most nations need, and it’s a matter of policing, not soldiering.
But when you have a half-trillion dollar army, every problem looks like a war.