As frustrations over inequalities in policing and law enforcement continue despite attempted reforms (Beckett, 2016), many are asking for a more effective approach. A 2018 issue statement from the American Public Health Association
(2018) highlights that violence is a public health issue that will not go away without the influence of a public health approach. The integrated biological-psychological-social model of health recognizes the complexity in the ways individuals are influenced by their situations, with violence as the unfortunate result of the wrong mix of circumstances. The public health approach to violence focuses on prevention as part of the solution.
— Read on extension.usu.edu/heart/research/violence-prevention-supporting-law-enforcement
Do collective bargaining rights for law enforcement result in more civilian deaths at the hands of the police? Using an event-study design, we find that the introduction of duty to bargain requirements with police unions has led to a significant increase in non-white civilian deaths at the hands of police during the late twentieth century. We find no impact on various crime rate measures and suggestive evidence of a decline in police employment, consistent with increasing compensation. Our results indicate that the adoption of collective bargaining rights for law enforcement can explain approximately 10 percent of the total non-white civilian deaths at the hands of law enforcement between 1959 and 1988.
— Read on papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm
Concern about the increasing militarization of police has grown in recent years. Much of this concern focuses on the material aspects of militarization: the greater use of military equipment and tactics by police officers. While this development deserves attention, a subtler form of militarization operates on the cultural level. Here, police adopt an adversarial stance toward minority communities, whose members are regarded as presumptive objects of suspicion. The combination of material and cultural militarization in turn has a potential symbolic dimension. It can communicate that members of minority communities are threats to society, just as military enemies are threats to the United States. This conception of racial and ethnic minorities treats them as outside the social contract rather than as fellow citizens
— Read on tnsr.org/2020/12/citizens-suspects-and-enemies-examining-police-militarization/
Racial Profiling and Policing of Youth in New Bedford
— Read on www.cfjj.org/we-are-the-prey
Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and John McWhorter (Columbia University, Lexicon Valley, The Atlantic)
Recorded:Apr 19 Posted:Apr 23, 2021
- Fighting through Covid-19 and the pandemic 0:00
- Daunte Wright and how police violence goes beyond race 8:55
- The “fake” narrative about Black people and the cops 23:08
- The tremendously high stakes of race matters in the U.S. 28:39
- America’s “badass motherfucker” problem 40:10
- Woke hypocrisy as the Chauvin verdict nears 50:37
This is another Excellent discussion about race and policing.
They talk about John’s Substack piece (there is a link below) at 8:45 minute.
John starts the discussion that Black people don’t have to fear interactions with police. The evidence doesn’t support the narrative that Blacks face death at every police interaction. John says this conversation is “Fake”. I think that it is more than being FAKE. I think that the narrative or “the talk” that parents of mostly young Black men fear every day that their children will have this assuredly deadly interaction with police is done consciously to de-legitimize police.
At 14:00 Glenn offers his main ideas which include Criminality & Behavior that bring people to the attention of the police. Not just contact with the police but also resisting the policing. The media and demigods flourish in this context and much more.
An excellent discussion follows!!! HERE
Check out another podcast by The Glenn Show HERE
It is titled “COPs and Race” and was recorded and posted May 28/29 2020
John McWhorter’s Substack piece:
THE VICTORIANS HAD TO ACCEPT DARWIN. WE NEED TO ACCEPT THAT COPS KILL WHITE PEOPLE AS EASILY AS THEY KILL BLACK PEOPLE.
Otherwise, our conversation on race is deeply and perniciously fake.
“The death of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis necessitates a new mental habit among us enlightened American souls.
We embrace assorted cognitive exercises as people with access to higher wisdom, such as understanding that a disadvantaged background can make it harder to excel, or that subtle bias can infect our thinking and actions.
Okay, but we need another one.
Whenever the national media reports on a black person killed by cops, we must ask ourselves “Would a white cop not have done that if the person were white?””………….read more HERE
The Problem with Critical Race Theory, Featuring Glenn Loury at UI Law 04/21/21
This discussion and subsequent Q&A occurred April 21st, 2021. The event, The Problem with Critical Race Theory, was hosted by the Federalist Society, and Features Professor Glenn Loury. Glenn Loury is a Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University. Loury is a prominent social critic and public intellectual who has been addressing issues of racial inequality and social policy for over 40 years.
This is in the same vein as above where Glenn discusses Race & Police.
The video can be accessed HERE
The Huntsville City Council authorized the Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council “[t]o fully review the protests and demonstrations which began on or about May 30, 2020, especially those which occurred on June 1 and 3, 2020, as to the interactions between the protestors and demonstrators and the Huntsville Police Department . . . .” HPCAC retained Liz Huntley and Jack Sharman of Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC as independent counsel to assist with HPCAC’s review.
— Read on huntsvillepolicereview.com/