A couple of days ago, a young black man in-boxed me on Facebook stating that he wanted to become a police officer in the black community to make a change in the world but especially with in the community that he is from.
In my book Officer Up!, there are two foci for peer intervention: internally, as we deal with one another in our work climate which sets the stage for the exercise of authority, and externally, as we interact with citizens in the course of our duties which includes the exercise of authority.
The departures have drastically increased since the Mayor announced pension reforms.
Emanuel said his feelings on the issue were reinforced earlier this week when he looked out at the latest class of 100 recruits to enter the police academy.
The 32 year old from New York was the Seattle Mariners' 12th round selection in the June 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.