Warning, strong opinions expressed.

Putting solid leadership and policy in place across American police departments seems like a good idea, rather than blanket defunding or taking away law enforcement’s right to serve and protect the public.

I also believe in equality, and that one can support the movement of BLM and still support good first responders, military and police. The two are not mutually exclusive.

As the economist Roland Fryer states in his analysis of the use of force by police, the system is clearly biased against Blacks and Hispanics when it comes to the use of force and this needs to be fixed. “On non-lethal uses of force, blacks and Hispanics are more than fifty percent more likely to experience some form of force in interactions with police,” Fryer says.