NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy is Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

The NFL has a higher standard for player conduct and law enforcement agencies can learn from the NFL’s policies. In light of the recent decision by the NFL to suspend Ezekiel Elliott for unprosecuted conduct allegedly implicating his participation as a domestic violence abuser, it would behoove all of us to ask some critical questions … More NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy is Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

How Domestic Violence Allegations Threaten Your Reputation, Even If You Are Never Found Guilty

I’ve been saying it all along.  Domestic violence allegations are no joke.  Maybe now that the nation of Dallas Cowboys fans and my fellow Ohio State Alumni have asserted disappointment over the recent 6-game suspension of the outstandingly talented Ezekiel Elliott, people will pay attention to this. Even if you are never prosecuted, never found … More How Domestic Violence Allegations Threaten Your Reputation, Even If You Are Never Found Guilty

Failing to Reform Law Enforcement Training is the Leading Cause of Community Distrust

On June 24, 2017, CNN’s Emanuella Grinberg discussed why police shooting trials rarely end in convictions in a CNN report.  The narrative outlined perspectives from different players in the debate, but the competing highlight she raised was the conflict between agencies experiencing a recruiting deficit that limits their ability to ensure public safety versus the … More Failing to Reform Law Enforcement Training is the Leading Cause of Community Distrust

Racism Over Coffee

It wasn’t my first encounter with a blatantly racist human being.  Growing up half black and half Asian-Pacific islander in a predominantly white neighborhood in the middle of the Delawarean country meant racism was no surprise to me.  I just learned over time to understand its roots, identify its many forms, ignore its intent, and … More Racism Over Coffee