How to Make Change Happen
By Shaun King
So there’s not much accountability on any front: it’s extremely rare for an officer to actually get convicted and incarcerated (handy graphic from FiveThirtyEight below), pretty hard for a police officer to get fired, and they’re protected from facing the financial pain, too.
This is April Joyner, a freelance business/tech writer. Does this necessarily have to be the case: that reliance on statistics leads to abuse? Any instances where data science has helped improve police-community relations or cut back on abuse?
The real tragedy? No doubt their parents are just happy they’re still alive.
Had they been Nazis or KKK members, Trump would have likely (with a 2AM twaat) saluted them for the “entrepreneurial spirit that made America great, and should be celebrated! Laws suck!”
But they were neither (nor were they white), so they were handcuffed.
Street crimes have risen in recent times so are the incidents of kidnappings. Nowadays there is a big issue prevailing in different cities especially in Lahore of “Kidnapping of Children”. Lahore is witnessing an alarming increase in child abductions. More than 1800 innocent…
I’m really enjoying this exchange of letters between you and Jessica, thank you both so much for writing them. I live in Oakland, and I have a question for you! What would be the most effective way to campaign the city of Oakland, to fund more empathy and communication training for cops?