Dr. Ben Carson Wonders – Why is Everything, Always about Race?

  Dr. Ben Carson was a guest on Sunday’s episode of CBS’ Face the Nation when he was asked about the Sandra Bland trial which led Dr. Carson to opine on America’s off fascination with injecting a racial animus into any and every event possible. Carson concedes that there are “rotten police officers” in the same way there are “rotten teachers, rotten doctors, and rotten journalists” but would prefer to use economics to define problems. Read more […]

What is Insight Policing, and Could it Save Lives?

In light of the recent deaths of too many people whose mundane arrests escalated to violence, it seems a good time to reconsider our law enforcement strategy. I think Insight Policing might offer a possible alternative. Insight Policing trains law enforcement officers to determine the difference between criminal behavior and conflict behavior, so they can build trust, defuse tension, and de-escalate interactions with citizens: Insight Policing helps officers recognize and defuse conflict behavior Read more […]