A couple of weeks ago, the Washington Education Association (WEA), the largest union representing educators in Washington State, unanimously approved the “Black Lives Matter Resolution”. This resolution effectively ignores the fact there are thousands of students with family members in law enforcement in the state. It creates a hostile learning environment for those students and effectively shouts to them that they don’t matter.
Through this resolution, the WEA announced their support for, and belief in, Black Lives Matter, a political anti-police organization responsible for months of civil unrest, violence and destruction. The WEA has pledged to display the Black Lives [...]
From the Wickersham Commission to recent calls to defund and abolish the police, efforts at police reform have been underway for the better part of the last century. Through the decades, policing in the United States has adjusted, evolved, and adapted to the ever-changing landscape of law and public policy. In more recent years, police agencies have embraced calls for reforms and transparency by pulling back the curtain on policy, training, and investigations and by involving community groups in decision-making processes related to core functions of policing.
Historically, calls for police reform have reached their peak following high profile events often involving [...]