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  • Police reform takes leadership and time

    Chris West|Updated Aug 4, 2020

    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” - — H. L. Mencken, 1917 I’ve been thinking about this quote recently because it seems especially relevant today, more than a century later. My professional experience includes 30 years of police work, both in the military and as an officer, detective, and supervisor in Los Angeles Police. The human problem that concerns us all is how best to rethink and reform policing in our communities. Two questions must be addre... Full story

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