Baltimore police behavior is deplorable and shameful.
Yeah, yeah, yeah not all officers are bad officers, or even bad people, but this situation shows just how many people in the criminal justice system are the wrong ones to be protecting, policing, prosecuting, and judging.
We need widespread reform of how we enforce laws and penalize criminals.
We should not tolerate crime or go soft on true criminals, but we clearly need better ways of telling who those criminals really are. Most importantly we need better people helping us make those determinations.
It’s important to remember that for quite some time now crime overall and violent crime in particular has been dropping significantly. This means it’s now the time to make sure we’re getting fairer and more careful about reducing what crime remains.
It’s also time to turn societies attention to the economic and white collar crime that has not seen similar reductions in the recent past.
Some Women Won’t ‘Ever Again’ Report a Rape in Baltimore http://nyti.ms/2b9TPal