“The policeman is denounced by the public, criticized by the preachers, ridiculed in the movies, berated by the newspapers, and unsupported by prosecuting officers and judges. He is shunned by the respectable, hated by criminals, deceived by everyone, kicked around like a football by brainless or crooked politicians.”
---August Vollmer, police reformer and chief, Berkley, California, 1929.
This is the dawn of the post-policing era in America, and the nation needs to come to grips . . .
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