If Sessions decides to double down on his aggressive ignorance, the country will suffer as a result.
Read The Contemporary’s most popular content from 2016. If you missed any of these great articles, we hope that you’ll give them a try!
If cash remains the main motivating factor for politicians, there is a serious case to be made for criminal justice reform on a much larger scale.
Bill Bratton was synonymous with the broken windows theory, and he was able to evolve his style of police as our understanding of the theory changed.
Racial discrepancies in Police stops cannot be explained by different crime rates among Black Communities.
For police, legitimacy is crucial: it means that citizens are more likely to comply with orders, report crimes, act as witnesses, assist in investigations and support police power. But, like a teacher on the first day of school, police only acquire a limited amount of respect from their title alone. The rest can be earned through their actions.
When the power differential between police and communities is so large, the “Police-Community Relations” narrative can skew the conversation.