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Defensive statements by Police Union hurt Police credibility

June 10, 2015

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With its instantaneous response that race was not a factor in the McKinney, Texas debacle, the McKinney Fraternal Order of Police did a disservice to the credibility of defenders of the police. We’ve probably all seen the video out of McKinney, Texas – a white police officer verbally and physically abusing black teenagers at a […]

What if Michael Brown had been taught to “turn the other cheek” in Ferguson?

December 1, 2014

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The killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO has aroused a lot of emotions. When a grand jury refused to indict officer Darren Wilson for the killing, some of those emotions spilled over into rioting and violence. I find myself conflicted about the entire situation. On […]