“Winning a conviction against a police officer rarely happens.” (highlights from National Public Radio’s All Things Considered) This week the trial of Derek Chauvin began and NPR’ All Things Considered ran a brief commentary which attempts to clarify issues but fails to fully explore and explain why convictions are so rare. The topic is too … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: Update to our earlier post on Policing in U.S.
In the recent spate of violent conflicts , an epidemic of civilian deaths at the hands of police forces has erupted across U.S. cities in 2020. Then compounded by angry violent ideological extremists, I felt as though I was limping through a continuing nightmare. Unable to overlook these frightening events and feeling a responsibility to … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: Policing in the U.S.A (2020)