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Constitutional Policing

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In the wake of the mid-August, 2016 report of the U.S. Justice Department’s publication of its findings on the across the board misconduct of the Baltimore Police Department, an article appeared in the Metro Section of the Washington Post.  The article quoted the Executive Director of the Police Executive Research Forum, who said “The very […]

It’s Time to Prosecute Criminal Cops

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On Friday, September 16, a Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer shot and killed an unarmed man, Terence Crutcher, who appeared to have his hands raised above his head as he stood beside and facing his vehicle which stalled in the middle of the road. The entire occurrence was preserved on video and shows at least three […]

There Are Good Cops

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From coast to coast, legislatures and police departments are paying attention to what’s happening on the street, and are taking, at long last, positive steps to deescalate and defuse the stress and the danger of police encounters to both the police and the public. My home jurisdiction, Fairfax County, Virginia, and its police department announced […]

Give Silence A Try

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The Washington Post front page reported, on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, that the U.S. Department of Justice published its report on the conduct of the Baltimore Police Department, at whose hands Freddie Gray lost his life.  The report was a well deserved, scorching exposure of what the African American community in that city and elsewhere, […]

Seeing the Real Problem

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FBI director James Comey, speaking to the annual convention of the American Bar Association in San Francisco on August 6, 2016, addressed the current issue of police conduct and recent police shootings: “Each incident of real or perceived misconduct or attack on police, drives them further apart.  This is a big, big problem for a […]


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