Posts Tagged: policing
Students scurrying to classes on the campus of San Diego State University. (Photo: Pictor Picture Company, via Shutterstock)
The forced removal of a university professor from an LA mayoral debate has intensified discussion in the wake of earlier legislation that seeks greater public involvement in CSU’s policing policies. Police officers physically ejected Cal State LA Professor Melina Abdullah from an LA mayoral debate in the University Student Union Theater recently. The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs and League of Women Voters of Greater LA sponsored the private event at a public university.
A police detective dusts a car for fingerprints at a Lompoc crime scene. (Photo: Bill Morson, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: Our nation is feeling the devastating impacts of rising crime and violence. The headlines are alarming: “Murders in U.S. Cities Were Near Record Highs in 2021,” “‘It’s just crazy’: 12 major cities hit all-time homicide records,” “Fueled by gun violence, cities across the US are breaking all-time homicide records this year”. We clearly have a serious problem to address.
In the wake of a tragedy like Newtown, there’s an understandable impulse to fight fire with fire. To fortify schools with fences, barbed wire and metal detectors. To call for more police officers and even suggest that teachers and principals should carry weapons alongside their lesson plans. To do anything that could protect our