Unsurprisingly, even policy ideas that receive widespread approval in academic literature have initial startup barriers in the real world. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out over the next decade.
Really powerful piece by John Eligon and J. David Goodman on how African-American cops are often caught between their community and their colleagues.
So after the high-profile killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in Ferguson, Mo.; New York; and elsewhere, Officer Shireff, who now works for a small department outside St. Louis, feels the tug of conflicting loyalties: to black people who feel unfairly targeted by the police, and to his fellow police officers, white and black, who routinely face dangerous situations requiring split-second life-or-death decisions.
In The Wall Street Journal, William Bratton and George L. Kelling write that critics of ‘broken windows’ policing say that maintaining order in public spaces is discriminatory and has no effect on serious crime. The evidence says otherwise.