Policing Bias in the Ranks

Several days ago, while Mayor Bill de Blasio was visiting a senior center in the Bronx to talk about the dangers of heat waves, he shifted course to address the police killings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota. Heralding what New York City was doing to prevent similar annihilations of both human life and public trust from occurring, he mentioned programs to train and regularly retrain officers in the techniques of de-escalating violence and, more pointedly, the work that officers would soon begin doing to help them understand “implicit bias.” Read more here.