Training vs. Learning

Training vs. Learning

On October 29, in Haddon Township, N.J. a police officer made a traffic stop on Edmond Brown Jr., 38, of Camden. The reason was displaying a handicap placard while driving. "Do me a favor. Shut the car off," the officer said while standing outside the driver’s window. But instead ...
The Apology Heard Around the World

The Apology Heard Around the World

Wellesley (Mass.) Police Chief Terrence (Terry) M. Cunningham and President of the International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP) issued a formal apology to the nation’s minority population at the convention in San Diego last week. “While we obviously cannot change the past, ...
Bias: Implicit, Explicit, & Illicit

Bias: Implicit, Explicit, & Illicit

Currently, we find ourselves lacking trust between segments of the black community and the police. It is a daily headline. A political issue. An agenda for many. Outside of all the noise we have a real issue that desperately needs fixing. That issue: The belief that this country’s ...
300 Murdered White Kids

300 Murdered White Kids

The population of Chicago is 2.179 million people. Of that 2.179 million approximately 33% are black. As of this writing, Sept. 26, 2016, 3,218 people have been shot and 556 murdered in Chicago. Of those shot and killed approximately 95% are people of color. The vast majority are ...
How Many Is Too Many?

How Many Is Too Many?

One is too many. No question about it. One person, just one, out of the over 300 million in this country, shot unjustifiably by the police is one too many. Goes without saying. Let’s all agree. When you talk about human lives no price can assigned. No tolerance of an unwarranted ...