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October 30, 2018
Why Police Should Embrace Communities—Not Shut Them Out
A former police chief on why the job should be more than “runnin’ and gunnin’.”
September 5, 2018
A Police Pioneer on Her Unfinished Business
Portland’s first female chief, Penny Harrington, recalls the steep climb to the top.
August 16, 2016
Milwaukee’s Police Chief on Open-Carry Gun Laws
“It’s lunacy in an urban environment.”
July 17, 2016
Five Voices on Reforming the Front End of Justice
While the feds fiddle, some locals are innovating.
J. Scott Thompson
October 21, 2015
Top Cops and Prosecutors Form Alliance to Battle Crime and Prison Crowding
New group backs bipartisan proposals to ease drug sentencing, solitary confinement.
July 10, 2015
The Rise and Fall of Anthony Batts
He was more at home at Harvard than on the streets.
June 11, 2015
Lessons for Bratton on How to Recruit Black Officers
A conversation with Atlanta’s Chief of Police, George Turner.
May 2, 2015
Baltimore’s Polite Police Reform
The softer side of Justice Department intervention.
April 28, 2015
Meet Anthony Batts
A brief, aggregated history of the Baltimore police commissioner at the eye of the storm.
April 23, 2015
‘There is a Visceral Hatred for the People Who Wear This Uniform.’
Baltimore’s chief on policing in black communities.