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Executive Director of the Columbia Police Officers Assoc Posts “Officer Darren Wilson Day” Meme on Anniversary of Michael Brown Killing

Executive Director of the Columbia Police Officers Assoc Posts “Officer Darren Wilson Day” Meme on Anniversary of Michael Brown Killing

Oops, he did it again. On the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown  who was shot by the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri, Dale Roberts, the Executive Director of the Columbia Police Officers Association posted on their Facebook page that it was “Officer Darren Wilson Day” and shared the below meme which was circulated […]

Our Towns Don’t Need Tanks

Our Towns Don’t Need Tanks

This past week I have watched both the print and television media’s response to the death of Michael Brown and the ensuing riots in Ferguson. For the first time, the mainstream media has finally started to question the militarization of law enforcement and its impact on our communities. My question is: What took you so long? […]

War on Drugs Policy Reform: Time to Return the Peace to Peace Officer

War on Drugs Policy Reform: Time to Return the Peace to Peace Officer

In 1983, I was hired as a police officer in the community that I grew up in. If you had asked my friends, they would have said law enforcement was an unlikely professional choice for me, but I understood that it would not just challenge me personally, but that I could also make an impact […]