Police Reform Doesn’t Work, Says Sociologist

“Show me the American city where Black and brown folks are happy with the policing that emerges from” the usual menu of police re-training, body cameras and increased minority hiring. “I don’t think there is one,” said Alex Vitale, professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and author of the book, The End of Policing. Vitale says civilian agencies, not cops, should deal with street level social problems such as drugs and mental health.


One thought on “Police Reform Doesn’t Work, Says Sociologist

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s