The Culture Of Policing In Chattanooga


I totally agree with the sentiments expressed by Brenda Washington. Over the years, I have noticed that people tend to ignore or dismiss what she says, or attack her. This is unfortunate, because she is alerting people of the problems within the culture of policing in Chattanooga, whether it is in Hamilton County or the city of Chattanooga. There are good, honest police officers in Chattanooga, committed to protecting and serving all people. However, there are also officers who only serve themselves and view their role as one of aggression, especially targeted to communities of color and sometimes leading to death and assaults of unarmed citizens. There are two faces of policing.  Officers and their supervisors guilty of these unlawful actions are from all racial groups. I know this as…

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