An article from The Atlantic, “How to Actually Fix America’s Police,” addresses the systematic issues with policing in America and lays out a strategy for reform.
The article argues that while acknowledging issues within individual police departments is important, the real solution lies with reforming American policing as a whole, and suggests that that reform will not be possible without federal intervention.
“America needs to do more than throw good reform dollars at bad agencies. Elected officials at all levels—federal, state, and local—need to commit attention and public resources to changing the legal, administrative, and social frameworks that contribute to officer misconduct.”
Read the full article here.