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On Being African-American in Law Enforcement

Nov 29, 2016 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol
By: Stephen Harper

From a historical standpoint, the law enforcement profession has primarily been composed of non-blacks. Traditionally, enforcing the law of the land meant policing by those in dominion. To those who were oppressed, the law lacked legitimacy. Sometimes the laws, and some enforcing them, were downright wrong and immoral. In some African-American communities this view has persisted and become pervasive despite the best efforts of many in police an... Full Article »