Christopher Sebastian Parker, University of Washington Before the shooting in Dallas that took the lives of five police officers and the one in Bato...
I see two pictures of America. One that is open, free, respectful, fun-loving. The other which is divisive, fearful, angry, and violent. These two have much that sets them apart, but they share missing elements, because neither America is integrated, fair, embracing, or colorblind.
I reached out to my fellow police officers across the United States and asked them to tell me in their own words, what they wanted to say to Americans right now. This is what they said.
Earlier this year, my brother, Police Officer David Hofer, was killed in an ambush in the line of duty in Euless, Texas. In the last two weeks, five Dallas Police Department officers were gunned down and three officers were killed in Baton Rouge.
Let's not pretend that the horrific police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rogue were a direct result of BLM protests. Let's stop pretending the police don't have a role to play in all of this violence. Let's address the [blue] elephant in the room.
The story here in Cleveland has become less about the police being armed to the teeth and ready for mayhem and more about the intelligent policing that has kept the city relatively quiet.
In the distance, they begin to hear the quiet roar of his Tahoe rolling over the gravel. Within moments they can feel the pound of his leather boots ...
A lot of President Obama's opponents have said that he is inciting racial tensions with the recent wave of high profile police shootings of young blac...
By demonizing a movement, law-and-order hard-liners ignore both the human tragedy of black lives lost, as well as the operational problem of police violence.
The murder of five police officers by a fanatic in the streets of the city last week risked defaming Dallas's image all over again. But that isn't going to happen. Dallas has handled this terrible situation as well as it could be handled. It's a model for all of us.
We caused those deaths, by our inaction, by our acquiescence in the maintenance of a social structure, by our active or passive maintenance of a national fabric that not only allowed, but supported the behavior that has inevitably brought us to the ugly place in which we now find ourselves.
Before everybody loses their sh*t over this painting about police brutality, know that art can ask big questions and stir strong emotions fo...
When you say Blue Lives Matter you're saying that Black Lives don't because no one says Blue Lives Matter unless you're shouting down people fighting against police brutality and abuse of power.
Through embracing new ideas and investing in relationship development programs, we will combat racial profiling, provide better training, and deliver a more effective policing model for others to follow. This is the necessary work to build trust between law enforcement and the public to triumph over tragedy and move forward.
Shoppers at a Walmart outside Rochester, New York were greeted with an usual offer on July 16, 2016: the invitation to hug a cop.
I'm a straight middle class white male in America, and I'm really uncomfortable. Right now, that's how it should be.