Have Americans Lost Interest in Real Police Reform?
- Nat Kendall-Taylor , Johanna Wald
- July 30, 2019
- Name of publication
- The Crime Report
It’s been five years since an unarmed Michael Brown was shot by police on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., triggering a wave of protests and nationwide efforts—including a federal task force—to address the legacy of frayed relations between police and communities. But the recurring stories about police shootings of civilians across the country since then have made it obvious that the central issue of American law enforcement has not been tackled.
These incidents arise from widespread, systemic problems—not the actions by individual “rogue” cops.