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What's Happening in Policing?

Police are being scrutinized, vilified and persecuted with intensity I don’t recall seeing before in my lifetime.

The media have crafted a narrative that would have us believe cops are on the hunt for people of color, resulting in increased calls for police reforms, accountability and oversight.

Accountability and oversight have always been present in every police department I’ve associated with. I’ve hung out with cops, ridden on patrols with cops, been invited to shoot qualification rounds with cops, and befriended many police officers in my day. Why? Because I admire them.



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