Showing posts from July, 2016

Imad Hamad's column in the Detroit News: Defending the human rights of police officers

My good friend Imad Hamad, Executive Director of the American Human Rights Council, wrote an excellent column on the American national conversation on policing:

The latest wave of police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota is another painful reminder of a crisis in policing. The police are tasked with protecting the public, but we are now witnessing attacks on the police. The police find themselves, as one official noted, of having to be friendly and approachable while watching out for their own safety from certain members of the public. We at the American Human Rights Council (AHRC) have always advocated for effective engagement and partnership between the police and their respective communities. Shooting of police officers — public servants who put their lives on the line to protect all of us — present clear evidence that something is seriously wrong and we need to move without delay to address the crisis. The conversation about the police and communities has devolved into a confl…