More Simple Steps

More Simple Steps

More Simple Steps

STEVEN IRBY

Stop Training Police Like They’re Joining the Military

Excerpts:
“Many police recruits enter the academy as idealists, but this kind of training turns them into cynics, even before their first day on patrol.”

“As the protesters pouring into the streets are reminding the nation, police in the United States kill roughly 1,000 people a year, a per capita rate of violence unparalleled in other democratic countries. Relative to their representation in the overall population, a disproportionate number of those killed by U.S. police have been black- or brown-skinned.”

Read the article:
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/police-academies-paramilitary/612859/

So, what do you think about that?

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