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Links to Continue Your Thinking

We wanted to share some articles and broadcasts that might be of interest. Among the benefits of living in a country with a free and open press are the many opportunities to access diverse views and continue to learn.  With your help, we will expand and update this section regularly. If you have suggestions, send us a note through our "Contact Us" form.


  • Dabney N. Montgomery on His Role With the Tuskegee Airmen - WSJ - View More
  • What it's Like to Be a Cop in America - TIME - View More
  • National Network for Safe Communities - YouTube - View More
  • 10 Years Later, A Pair Of Strangers Revisit What Might Have Been Lost - WNYC - View More
  • David Brooks: Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White - The New York Times View More
  • Race In America, From Watts To Ferguson And Beyond - On Point with Tom Ashbrook - NPR Boston - View More
  • Ice Cube Might Have Dinner With the President - The New York Times - View More
  • To West Baltimoreans, 'The Largest Gang Is The . . . Police' - NPR - View More
  • Goodbye to Freddie Gray and Goodbye to Quietly Accepting Injustice - The New York Times -  View More
  • How can cops win back the trust they’ve lost in poor communities? Here’s one who’s trying. - The Washington Post -  View More
  • Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans? - The New York Times - View More
  • Running From Police Is the Norm, Some in Baltimore Say - The New York Times - View More
  • Dad Aches For Son Killed By Policeman 20 Years Ago - WNYC - View More
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich recently put together a group in Cleveland to look at the divide between the city and the police - NPR - View More
  • The #BlackLivesMatter Movement: Marches And Tweets For Healing - WNYC - View More
  • Police Brutality in America From the Perspective of Africans on the Continent - Atlanta BlackStar - View More
  • "This is Water," David Foster Wallace 2005 commencement speech to Kenyon College class of 2005 - YouTube - View More 
  • Review: In ‘Between the World and Me,’ Ta-Nehisi Coates Delivers a Searing Dispatch to His Son - The New York Times  - View More
  • Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk? - NPR - View More
  • FBI Director Says Agency Will Track Police-Involved Killings Better By Not Changing Any Of Its Current Methods - TechDirt - View More
  • The Hard Truth About Cops Who Lie - WNYC - View More
  • The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black - The New York Times - View More
  • Fixes Urged to Help Poor Defendants in Utah - WSJ - View More
  • Obama Tries to Walk Tightrope on Policing in Chicago Speech - Chicago Tribune - View More
  • Why America Needs More Female Cops - Time - View More
  • A Conversation With Police on Race - The New York Times - View More
  • A Conversation With White People on Race - The New York Times - View More
  • A Conversation With My Black Son - The New York Times - View More
  • Black Americans More Susceptible to Nonfatal Force by Police, DoJ Says - Washington Post - View More
  • The Media Skirmish in Missouri Isn’t About the Media.  It’s About Race - OnTheMedia podcast - View More  
  • Amid Growing Youth Violence In Chicago, One Woman Offers A Safety Net - WNYC - View More 
  • Black? Like Him. - OZY - View More
  • TIME Person of the Year Runner Up: Black Lives Matter - TIME - View More
  • Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race - Benjamin Watson (book) - View More 
  • Where Police Violence Encounters Mental Illness - The New York Times - View More


  • Jailhouse Nation - The Economist View More
  • Locked in Solitary at 14: Adult Jails Isolate Youths Despite Risks - The New York Times - View More
  • The Bail Trap - The New York Times - View More
  • John Jay College releases findings about U.S. incarceration crisis – The New York Times - View More
  • What We Learned From German Prisons - The New York Times - View More
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (book) - Michelle Alexander - View More
  • How to Ace an Interview - Even With an 800-Pound Gorilla in the Room - WSJ - View More


  • Chicago to Pay Millions in Reparations to Victims of Police Torture - The Takeaway -  View More
  • In Cleveland, residents, protesters and pastors are expressing disappointment following a judge's verdict Saturday acquitting a police officer in the 2012 fatal shooting of two black men - NPR - View More
  • Cleveland has reached a settlement with the Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force. - The New York Times - View More
  • Use of Tasers Is Scrutinized After Walter Scott Shooting - The New York Times - View More
  • Assessing the Legality of Sandra Bland’s Arrest - The New York Times - View More
  • Record Number of Claims Filed Against New York Police a Year Ago, a Report Says - The New York Times - View More
  • Supreme Court Takes on Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection - NPR - View More
  • High Court:  Texas Trooper Can’t Be Sued in Shooting of Fleeing Suspect - WSJ - View More
  • Charging Chicago Officer With Murder Fails to Quell Outrage Over Teen's Death - WNYC - View More
  • Justice Dept. to Investigate Chicago Police After Laquan McDonald Case - The New York Times - View More


  • A Shooting in Oregon - WSJ - View More
  • In Baltimore, We’re All Freddie Gray - The New York Times -  View More
  • Freddie Gray in Baltimore: Another City, Another Death in the Public Eye - The New York Times - View More
  • Beyond the Chokehold: The Path to Eric Garner’s Death - The New York Times - View More
  • Morning Edition: For Baltimore Businesses, Aid For Riot Repair Is Not Coming Fast Enough – WNYC - View More
  • Baltimore in the Wake of Freddie Gray - ProPublica - View More
  • Cincinnati Shooting Reflects Reality Shift For Law Enforcement - Morning Edition - WNYC - View More
  • Samuel DuBose’s Death in Cincinnati Points to Off-Campus Power of College Police - The New York Times - View More
  • Copwatch vs. Cops: After Freddie Gray - The New York Times - View More
  • NYPD releases video of cop tackling tennis star James Blake in case of mistaken identity - Pix11 - View More
  • Rough Student Arrest Puts Spotlight on School Police - The New York Times - View More
  • Chicago Officer Charged in Death of Black Teenager - The New York Times - View More
  • Head of Chicago PD Dismissed Over Black Teenager's Death - WNYC - View More
  • Families Remember Two Slain Brooklyn Police Officers, a Year After Their Deaths - WNYC - View More


  • “Dear Derek, Thank you for looking out for us and thank you for seeing if we [are] ok.”  (A handwritten letter from a 5-year-old girl that New Haven officer, Derek Horner Jr., carries in his notebook. “) - WSJ - View More
  • Morning Edition: Experiencing The 'Realities Of Being A Police Officer - WNYC - View More
  • Why Cops Like Me Are Quiet - Buzzfeed - View More
  • What it's Like to Be a Cop in America - TIME - View More
  • F.B.I Honors Office Opened Amid Struggle for Civil Rights - The New York Times - View More
  • FBI Director Discusses Hard Truths on Policing, Race Relations - WSJ - View More
  • Don't Lose Sight of the Good Cops - Huffington Post - View More
  • The Racial Reality of Policing - WSJ - View More
  • When Cops Choose Empathy - The New Yorker - View More
  • Do You Have the Best Cop Story in America? - Uniform Stories - View More
  • F.B.I. Chief Links Scrutiny of Police With Rise in Violent Crime - The New York Times - View More
  • Have American Police Become More Cautious? - NPR - View More
  • Code Of Silence Allows Cops Who Tarnish The Star To Stick Around, Expert Says - WNYC - View More


  • How They Got Their Guns - The New York Times - View More
  • Mass Murderers Fit Profile, as Do Many Others Who Don’t Kill - The New York Times - View More
  • Guns, Campuses and Madness - The New York Times - View More
  • A New Way to Tackle Gun Deaths - The New York Times - View More  
  • School-House Police Need New Tactics, Association Leader Says - NPR - View More 


  • Police Training is Seriously Lacking in Actual Science - Wired - View More
  • When a Gun Is Not a Gun - The New York Times -  View More
  • Police Departments Plagued By Recruiting Challenges  - WNYC - View More
  • Inside the School Teaching Cops When It’s OK to Kill - Bloomberg - View More
  • New Police Training Philosophy Gets Mixed Reception - WSJ - View More
  • Empathy Is Actually a Choice -The New York Times - View More
  • Shootings by police recently led Ohio officials, dismayed that the state requires just four hours of annual police training, to recommend a ten-fold increase. - AP - View More
  • In Missouri, barbers are required to undergo more training than a peace officer - Huffington Post - View More
  • Distraught or mentally ill persons don't fare well in police interactions - Washington Post - View More
  • Training Officers to Shoot First, and He Will Answer Questions Later - The New York Times - View More
  • Issue ‘Receipt’ After Some Police Stop-and-Frisks - WSJ - View More
  • Less-lethal weapons draw new interest amid furor over police shootings of black men - AP - View More
  • Justice Department Faults Police Response to Ferguson Unrest - WSJ - View More
  • LA Police Unit Intervenes To Get Mentally Ill Treatment, Not Jail Time - NPR - View More
  • Police Rethink Tactics Amid New Technologies And Social Pressure - NPR - View More
  • Why Police Can't Fix Urban America's Crime Problem - Washington Post - View More
  • NYPD Rules Out New Use-of-Force Rules - WSJ - View More
  • NYPD Raises Curtain on New Sensitivity Training Tool for Recruits - NPR - View More
  • Mental Health 101: Program Helps Police Intervene In Crises - NPR - View More
  • Police and the Mentally Ill: LAPD Unit Praised as Model for Nation - KPCC - View More
  • New York's Kindest - WNYC - View More
  • Police Expert: Tasers Should Only Be Used When Suspects Are Threats - WNYC - View More
  • San Francisco Police Recite Pledge to Root Out Intolerance - AP - View More


  • Cities Are at the Center of the 2016 Campaign - TIME
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  • Newt Gingrich and Pat Nolan: An Opening for Bipartisanship on Prison Reform - The Wall Street Journal  - View More


  • Sentiment Analysis of Law Enforcement Related Tweets Across the U.S. - - Read More 
  • Fatal Police Shootings (2015)—Case-by Case Statistics - Washington Post - View More
  • Gunplay Rises in New York, Reviving Issue for de Blasio - The New York Times - View More
  • The New Nationwide Crime Wave - WSJ - View More
  • Like Baltimore, other U.S. cities are grappling with homicide spike - Baltimore Sun - View More
  • Cost of Police-Misconduct Cases Soars in Big U.S. Cities - WSJ - View More
  • Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many US Cities - The New York Times - View More
  • Murders on the Rise in Major US Cities - NPR - View More
  • Police Killings of Blacks: Here Is What the Data Say - New York Times - View More
  • People With Mental Illness 16 Times More Likely to be Killed by Police - USA Today - View More
  • FBI to Sharply Expand System for Tracking Fatal Police Shootings - Washington Post - View More
  • Chicago Pays Millions but Punishes Few in Killings by Police - The New York Times - View More
  • 2015 Police Shooting Investigation - Washington Post (infographic) - View More
  • Trying to Hide the Rise of Violent Crime - WSJ - View More
  • Data on Officer-Involved Shootings Will Finally Get Compiled Under State and Federal Laws - WSJ Editorial - View More


  • Codes of Conduct - On The Media - View More
  • The Right to Record Police - On The Media - View More
  • CopWatch, Mobile Justice, and other apps for citizens filming police encounters - Slate - View More
  • ACLU Launches Police-Watch App - ACLU -  View More
  • Worried About Police Brutality? There's An App For That - IBT - View More


  • Security, Fire Safety Experts Question Classroom Barricade Devices Schools are Eager to Add - US News & World Report - View More 
  • Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event (video) - FBI - View More
  • Surviving an Active Shooter (video) - LA County Sheriff - View More
  • Thresholds of Violence:  How School Shootings Catch On - The New Yorker - View More
  • How Often Do Mass Shootings Occur? On Average, Every Day, Records Show. - The New York Times - View More
  • When Mass Shootings Happen - How Survivors Learn to Cope - WNYC - Learn More


  • “I remember seeing you and thinking, 'Don't trust anything he says.'” Sean Fitzpatrick and John Gately - StoryCorps -  View More
  • How to Stay Calm When You Know You'll Be Stressed (Daniel Levitin) - - View More
  • Clint Smith: How to raise a black son in America - -  View More
  • What to Do if You Get Pulled Over by a Cop - TIME - View More
  • How to Breathe Better to Relieve Stress - TIME - View More
  • Morning Edition: Ways To Avoid Community Violence After Local Police Encounters – WNYC - View More

The content conveyed in this app does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied upon as such. It also is not intended to communicate all relevant information. Other sources on this subject may prove to be helpful, including local police departments, district attorneys, public defenders’, the U.S. Department of Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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