For those of us who paid attention one of the lessons we learned from Martin Luther King is that demonstrations bring attention to a problem; then the difficult work of solving the problem begins. The title of today’s article is Police Reform. If anyone things I will have a comprehensive answer in the next few paragraphs, I thank you for the compliment, but I will simultaneously apologize for failing. However, I have a few thoughts and ideas on the topic that I’d like to share with you. Let’s explore. Continue reading Police Reform
I just added Chokehold by Paul Butler to the Recommended Reading Section. Former federal prosecutor Butler penned a book in a similar vein to Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and Dr. Matthew Robinson’s Criminal Injustice. It deals with social inequities and their relationship with our criminal justice system.
When I woke up Monday morning I decided to write about the first two aspects of this article for Wednesday’s publishing. Then, as is my habit, I read the New York Times and the Washington Post. Both had articles about a pending Trump announcement that dovetailed with my intended topics, (USA Today actually broke the story). The juxtaposition of history and the present made this a must address subject. Let’s explore. Continue reading Of WORMs And Cops