Domestic law enforcement might become effective again, and the army would solve its recruiting problem. Moreover, each force could make better use of its training in its new role.
Start with budgets, leadership, employment contracts and qualifications, disciplinary processes, training programs: administrative details every organization must address to function effectively. Academic concepts like systemic racism do not give you traction you need for deep change.
We need to accept the fact that this president, if given the opportunity, will try to be a dictator.
The FBI expects to police the 2020 election, secretly. First priority: do not get caught. They understand now that partial transparency does not work.
I know the word criminal conveys more contempt than one would like, but crimes include blatant violations of the Constitution, and of the rights we hold under the Constitution.
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Top-down control does not work even in the army, let alone in public health. The best armies are led from the bottom, not from the top. The same goes for resistance to a deadly pathogen. Leadership – and followership – has to develop locally.
Boston residents thanked law enforcement officers at the end of the day. They were happy that thousands of officers had protected the city and its residents from the unarmed Tsarnaev.
The top-down arrangement of regulations, permissions, and enforcement has actual consequences for a lot of people. We can change this regime incrementally, just as it developed incrementally.
These tools of social pressure are the opposite of leadership. Leaders do not pressure, denounce, and coerce. Leaders open the way.