Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Ferguson-effect argument demeans police professionalism
At the Washington Post, Radley Balko picked up on themes from this Grits column on "de-policing" and elaborated in a story titled "Why are police groups and their advocates advancing a theory that makes police officers look terrible?" As a journalist, wrote Balko, criticism of his profession "makes me strive to do my job better, not worse. I’d like to think most law enforcement officers feel the same way." Read to the end, he does a good job with the topic.