Let’s Listen to Cops—If We Want Real Policing Reform

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Lately, I’ve been thinking about why only a small fraction of America’s 18,000 police agencies—and particularly their rank-and-file officers—are defiantly hostile to progressive police reform. It’s a critical issue made especially urgent this past year by the stunning, caught-on-camera police killings of unarmed black men and the explosive retaliatory assassinations of random cops.

Then November brought us “tough-on-crime” Donald Trump as America’s president-elect.

Supported during his . . .

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