Complete five part series Monday, April 19!
The series is LIVE! → PART I: We Can’t Fix Policing Because We’ve Been Looking the WRONG WAY for Decades. | by Catherine Pugh, Esq. | Apr, 2021 | Medium. We hope it makes a difference.
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. THE UNION DOES NOT ENTER THIS EQUATION. It is barely involved with a departmental hard-press. That also un-jams the union.
PART IV. A LEADERSHIP’S RECKONING. It won’t be nice, but it will be true. And it’s LONG overdue.
PART V. FIX OR FIRE. We do this, and the department changes the culture to save itself. He who suffers the consequences is more driven to find the cure.
We Can’t Fix Policing Because WE ARE LOOKING THE WRONG WAY — complete five part series coming your way Monday, April 19!
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Catherine Pugh is an Attorney at Law and former Adjunct Professor at the Temple University, Japan. She developed and taught Race and the Law for its undergraduate program, and Evidence, Criminal Law, and Criminal and Civil Procedure for its law program. She has worked for the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, and was a Public Defender for the State of Maryland.
To my sweetest of loves: I am the wall for them; you are the wall for me. And nothing — nothing — has ever gotten past you. You are my everything. #CubanKitchen.
“It takes the wisdom of the elders . . .” Thank you for teaching us, loving us, leading us all: Mary Stovall Davis Budd, Andrea Tucker, Lorenzo Pugh, Dorris Pugh, Roger Wallace, Jacqueline Wallace, Kenneth Davis, Sandra Davis, and Karen Davis.
Lastly, a special thank you to Rick Shafer for being the eyes through which I have never been able to see.