The debate on police militarization, rumbling for years, has been thrust into the national spotlight after protests in Ferguson, Missouri were met with heavily armed and armored police forces acting more like combatants than peacekeepers. … [Read more...]
Fixes Following Ferguson?
I confess I'm a typical pinko/progressive/UU type. I look for the underlying causes of societal problems and the related solutions. Hence. the events and aftermath of Ferguson gets me. Today on Left Ahead, Ryan Adams and I kicked around the … [Read more...]
Maura Healey: How I’d respond to Ferguson as Attorney General
The crisis in Ferguson is heartbreaking. No one with experience in law enforcement or as a civil rights advocate can watch the scenes from that community without thinking about our own responsibilities. We’ve seen how tragedies like … [Read more...]