When 2021 whispered to me “let’m fuck around and find out, then.”

Sam Warner, DigitalSpy

“And that, my friends, is when 2021 whispered ‘let’m fuck around and find out, then.’”


No more doing it the other way around.

PART I. OUR RELATIONSHIP IS WITH THE DEPARTMENT. We Must Hard-Press the Department About the Quality of Agents Representing Them.

PART II. THE DEPARTMENT’S RELATIONSHIP IS WITH ITS OFFICERS. We Must Return Its Liability for Its Bad Agents, Wrongly Passed on to the Public.

PART III. THE UNION DOES NOT ENTER THIS EQUATION. It Is Barely Involved With the Departmental Hard-Press That Also Un-Jams the Union.

PART IV. THE PROBLEM HERE IS YOU. Mayors and Chiefs, What Comes Next Will Not Be Easy, but It Is Long Past Due.

PART V. FIX…


It is time to choose. We are done allowing police departments to pass their liability on to us.

PART I. OUR RELATIONSHIP IS WITH THE DEPARTMENT. We Must Hard-Press the Department About the Quality of Agents Representing Them.

PART II. THE DEPARTMENT’S RELATIONSHIP IS WITH ITS OFFICERS. We Must Return Its Liability for Its Bad Agents, Wrongly Passed on to the Public.

PART III. THE UNION DOES NOT ENTER THIS EQUATION. It Is Barely Involved With the Departmental Hard-Press That Also Un-Jams the Union.

PART IV. THE PROBLEM HERE IS YOU. …


Stop allowing police departments to pass their liability on to the public.

PART I. OUR RELATIONSHIP IS WITH THE DEPARTMENT. We Must Hard-Press the Department About the Quality of Agents Representing Them.

PART II. THE DEPARTMENT’S RELATIONSHIP IS WITH ITS OFFICERS. We Must Return Its Liability for Its Bad Agents, Wrongly Passed on to the Public.

PART III. THE UNION DOES NOT ENTER THIS EQUATION. It Is Barely Involved With the Departmental Hard-Press That Also Un-Jams the Union.

PART IV. THE PROBLEM HERE IS YOU. …


Stop allowing police departments to pass their liability on to the public.

PART I. OUR RELATIONSHIP IS WITH THE DEPARTMENT. We Must Hard-Press the Department About the Quality of Agents Representing Them.

PART II. THE DEPARTMENT’S RELATIONSHIP IS WITH ITS OFFICERS. We Must Return Its Liability for Its Bad Agents, Wrongly Passed on to the Public.

PART III. THE UNION DOES NOT ENTER THIS EQUATION. It Is Barely Involved With the Departmental Hard-Press That Also Un-Jams the Union.

PART IV. THE PROBLEM HERE IS YOU. …


Let’s dispense with theory and cut to the truth — it is not “police can’t,” it is “their bosses won’t.”

KELO NEWS.

Policing’s “can’t change the culture” narrative is patently untrue. This is a five-part series taking the varnish off of the myth that leadership cannot police its people. It can — handily. When leaders up and down the chain fail to do the one job for which they have been hired, they must be cut from the force with intent. The culture will only evolve when the culture appreciates that mediocrity comes with a pink slip. This is no creative solution…


Complete five part series Monday, April 19!

There can be no changing of police culture until we stop allowing police departments to pass their liability on to the public.

THINK ABOUT IT: if a mechanic ruins your engine, wouldn’t you go after the SHOP and let the SHOP sort out its people? So:

PART I. OUR RELATIONSHIP IS WITH THE DEPARTMENT. We must hard-press the department about the quality of agents (officers) representing them.

PART II. THE DEPARTMENT’S RELATIONSHIP IS WITH ITS OFFICERS. We must return its liability for its bad agents, wrongly passed on to the public.

PART III…


Help me out! Q1: one sentence answer. Q2: Yes/No.

State your race, then respond to these two prompts.

  1. State THE MOST IMPORTANT THING a person can do to address/deal with racism in the United States.
  2. Has anyone ever ASKED you whether you think UNITY can help address/deal with racism in the United States?

Thanks, and feel free to pass it on!

Catherine Pugh, Esq.

Private Counsel. Former DOJ-CRT, Special Litigation Section, Public Defender; Adjunct Professor (law & undergrad). Developed Race & Law course.

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