Rethinking Policing

Patrick Skinner’s policing philosophy deserves a national audience. Here it is, in short:

“We all matter, or none of us do.”

Related. Unbundle the police. Take two. 

“The roles of warrior cop, traffic patroller, and tax collector are bound up in a way that practically guarantees a large number of violent encounters between armed police and civilians. The United States has about 40 percent more police officers per capita than England or Australia, but adjusted for population, U.S. law enforcement kills 20 to 100 times more people.”