Can U.S. Policing Be Saved?

May 17, 2021

By Isidoro Rodriguez

From the article: "...The changes led to a policing model that focuses on de-escalation, empathy and engagement over the more common paramilitary tactics of the past. Newark officers did not fire a single shot during the calendar year 2020, the department did not have to settle any police brutality cases, crime dropped, and police recovered almost 500 illegal guns from the street during that year.

“If there’s a unified collaboration between police and the communities to be safe and share the responsibility of safety, then the game changes,” said McCoy-Ham.

Tracie Keesee, co-founder and Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives at the Center for Policing Equity, believes that is the healthiest direction in which American policing can go.

“I think part of the question is really how do you disentangle criminal justice and policing while also redefining what it means to be safe and providing that type of safety,” she said..."

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