In a recent post on this site, while writing about the origins of American policing and its relationship to slavery and racism, I made the following, seemingly harsh, but empirically supportable remark:
"The shrill sound of a speeding police car has most of us turning to look as we scurry out of the way but giving little thought to where it is going, what has happened or who is involved. Police and the criminals they pursue are interesting, scary and even a bit exciting, but not something we expect to encounter in our own lives.
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Steve left college 25 years ago for a successful career in public safety that has included work as a police office, firefighter and paramedic. When his oldest son was preparing for college, he took the opportunity to lead by example. Now he’s finishing what he started.