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Training in the Era of De-Policing: Adjusting to Shifting Public Opinion

De-policing in America has led many cities to record-high homicide rates, along with tragic increases in every manner of crime. But perhaps the tide is turning. Perhaps However, the mounting toll of lost lives, lost property, and lost sense of community safety seems to scream for "refunding" the police.

June 27, 2022

Training in the Era of De-Policing: Developing Law Enforcement Leaders

Training in the Era of De-Policing: Developing Law Enforcement Leaders

As horrendous as the effects of de-policing have been—in many places a society looking a lot like a combination of Mad Max and The Purge—those effects may eventually be outweighed in the long run by an increased emphasis on training the next generation of police leaders.

March 28, 2022

2021 in Review: Rising Crime, COVID Rules, and Court Cases
1 Answer to Minneapolis' Question 2 is Found in Newton's 3 Laws of Motion
We've Seen This Movie Before: Current Events Through a Filmmaker's Lens
Anti-Cop Rhetoric: The Beat (Down) Goes On

Anti-Cop Rhetoric: The Beat (Down) Goes On

Despite persistent anti-police sentiment, American law enforcement continues to watch over the American public, like sheepdogs protecting the flock from the wolves.

October 1, 2021

Welcome to Kabul, USA

Welcome to Kabul, USA

The parallel between the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and the precipitous withdrawal from proactive policing on American streets is astonishing—in both cases, the result is chaos.

August 20, 2021

Policing in 2021: Benchmarking the Trek Thus Far

Policing in 2021: Benchmarking the Trek Thus Far

The year 2021 to this point has been an uphill slog for police. In mountain climbing, getting to the summit is optional—getting safely back home is essential. Clearly, there is much more work to be done before we turn the calendar to 2022.

July 2, 2021

A Crying Shame: Politics Poisoning Police Reform Efforts

A Crying Shame: Politics Poisoning Police Reform Efforts

President Joe Biden will hold an event at the White House hosting the family of George Floyd. Will they host the families of the officers killed in the line of duty last year? I'm guessing that's a "hard no."

May 24, 2021

The "Accident Chain" and the In-Custody Death of George Floyd

The "Accident Chain" and the In-Custody Death of George Floyd

In aviation, an accident chain usually ends with one or more people dead in a twisted mass of burning metal, investigators conducting a lengthy and expensive inquiry, and mourners lashing out at those responsible for a series of fatal mistakes... Sound familiar?

August 7, 2020

Hot-Lanta is a Hot Mess

Hot-Lanta is a Hot Mess

Police Union spokesman Champion says Mayor Bottoms is part of the morale problem. "They're just fed up. I mean, their mayor has come out and said everything that they used to do with use of force is not valid—'Don't do it'—so I don't know how we defend ourselves when people want to fight us," he said.

June 18, 2020

Stuck in the Middle: Policing in a Politically Charged Election Season

Stuck in the Middle: Policing in a Politically Charged Election Season

There are myriad other examples of politically motivated civil unrest throughout American history—from the Whiskey Rebellion in the 18th Century, to the Pottawatomie Massacre in the 19th Century, to the mayhem surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in the 20th Century.

January 31, 2020

2019 in Review: American Police Officers Under Fire From All Angles
5 Thoughts on Policing Alongside Anti-Police District Attorneys
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