Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: Changing Police Culture
A retired police sergeant on abuse of power, systemic reform and the deadly problem with “Contempt of Cop”
Ideas We Should Steal: Mental Health Police Reforms That Work
If we really want to honor Walter Wallace Jr., let's look at and consider implementing some of these successful—systemic—solutions from around the world
Idea We Should Steal: Ambitious Mental Health Training for Cops
Basic mental health first aid training is de rigueur in many police forces. Tucson, Arizona, takes its approach further.
Ideas We Should Steal: Police as Guardians Not Warriors
Critical thinking, empathy and kindness are saving lives from Scotland to Florida. Why not in Philly?
Reality Check: Reinventing the Police Advisory Commission Wheel
Three years ago, Mayor Kenney “reestablished” the department’s civilian oversight board. So, WURD’s afternoon host wonders, what’s so different this time?
Ideas We Should Steal: Ethical Policing
The New Orleans Police Department has been remade thanks to an innovative peer intervention program. Can the Philly PD undergo a similar culture change?
The Citizen Recommends: Walk In My Shoes
Cops and community members share the stage to bare their souls in a new Theater of Witness production
Making Sense of the Senseless
As Baltimore burns, there is a whole lot of denunciation. But maybe MLK was right when he said “a riot is the language of the unheard”