Mar 27, 2009

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Criminal Justice

Ta-Nehisi Coates of the Atlantic and Ross Douthat (soon to be of the New York Times) have been having an interesting exchange on criminal justice over the blogs. See it here.

And check out this article (with video) about the Dallas Police chief apologizing to an NFL player for the conduct of one of his officers. I think the video explains a lot about the lack of trust that many urban citizens have with respect to law enforcement entities. There is something to be learned from the way the Dallas Police department responded to the incident. Perhaps the best outcome from this incident is the following: "Department officials say the now-infamous video will likely make its way into the police academy's training curriculum."