Dear Dad: You Were in Life and Death, My Guiding Map

For the love of all things good, you helped me to make a difference.

Reckonings: Preston Shipp

Reckonings episode #4 features Preston Shipp, a former tough-on-crime prosecutor for the state of Tennessee.

#SanBernardino: What Can Be Done To Finally End Mass Shootings?

This morning’s carnage in California offers yet another sad reminder that current solutions are not working.

Is the Criminal Justice System Broken?

The Atlantic checks out Aspen Ideas Festival’s ideas on law enforcement.

Whatever Happened To Honor?

What is honor… and why has American culture lost touch with it? It’s the simple pleasures that bring the most joy in life, and one of my favorite pastimes has been listening to my friends play music. Not going to concerts, mind you, but having great tunes performed in my immediate vicinity while drinking, smoking, […]

The Hidden Reason for Poverty the World Needs to Address Now (Gary Haugen, TED Talk)

“Traditional experts on poverty don’t know how to fix this problem. So they don’t talk about it.”

Criminal Justice Reform? There’s an App for That.

Criminal justice reform takes more than discussion and legislation. It takes courage, action, and maybe some new technology.

Courtesy, Professionalism, and Respect: Demanding Better from the Police While Still Appreciating What They Do

Shawn Henfling offers a way to respect the police but not their corrupt actions.

These Cops Spent a Day Enforcing the Law of Human Kindness

For the people caught in this sting operation by the Kansas City, MO police force, this Christmas will be one they’ll never forget.

Emotional Intelligence and Law Enforcement: A Conversation That’s Long Overdue

Motivated by the recent deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Eric Garner at the hands of police officers, Matt Selker shines a light on the urgent, imperative need for educating those in law enforcement on the use of emotional intelligence competencies.

How Unconscious Racism Kills

An Integrative Psychiatrist on how we create racism, how our brains work on racism, and how we can train our brains to break the cycle.

Don’t Look To The President For Justice For Eric Garner

Real change in American policing will come at the local level.

Will the Events in Ferguson Result in Real Change?

Clearly the events in Ferguson Missouri are sparking a national conversation about racism and policing in America today, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything concrete will change.

The H.E.R.O. Corps

We throw the word hero around a little too casually these days. Here are some men who earn the title.

Protest of Questionable Police Shooting Turns Violent in Brooklyn

Another black teenage boy shot dead, but this time, the vigil gives way to violence.

The Uniform of Gender

Gender is like a uniform you can’t take off.