Mending broken trust

Here’s a nice Ted Talk by retired Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey. He argues that police should understand their mission as protecting people’s rights rather than just enforcing the law. When police take that broader perspective, “communities experience not just safer and more secure neighborhoods but the presence of justice.”

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3 Responses to “Mending broken trust”

  1. Ashley Says:

    Didn’t a wise professor once say there’s a difference between law enforcement and policing??

  2. Gary Cordner Says:

    Wise professor sounds like one of those oxymorons.

  3. Gunther Says:

    I always thought that the police should enforce the law when it comes to catching the guilty party but without violating the law; whereby, the case gets thrown out of court because the cop violated some basic things like illegally gathering or manufacturing evidence or failed to advise the criminals of their rights like the right to remain silence. Or enforcing the law, but not at the expense of sending an innocent person to prison. Or being too lazy to do their jobs like trying to eliminate the backlog of rape kits so they can catch the rapists thus preventing future rape cases from happening.

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