CAHOOTS is providing a model for rethinking public safety.
The problem isn’t police-community relations. It’s our acceptance of a broken system.
When they are, the result can be deadly.
Are the police meant to protect people? Or to fight them?
“At any given moment, I may need to be a psychologist, centurion, street lawyer, or soothsayer.”
She gave birth to a son in the back of a squad car.
I don’t want to do this, but I will. I have a gun. I’m sorry I took those things. I lost my job. Give me a break. I’m strung out on heroin. These are the prayers of the people.
A lack of ID caused problems for immigrants—as well as for the police who encountered them. Through a series of dialogues, a solution emerged.
Youth programs at the nonprofit Metanoia are not just about education. Leaders see youth as motivated to revitalize their neighborhood.
It's hard to watch Straight Outta Compton and not think of #BlackLivesMatter. But this is not explicitly a movie about politics or race.
Every win in our organization's history has come when a diverse group of Baltimoreans got out of their lanes and worked together.
For black Americans, the abuse of power by police is not an aberration. It’s a familiar pattern.
"We are not afraid today," we sang as we walked. I turned to the person next to me and whispered, "That's a lie."
Police overreach has long targeted black Americans. And in Ferguson, cops who don't seem to know what they're doing have massive firepower with which to do it.