There was a special surprise at Friday's Police Academy graduation. Newly sworn in Little Rock Police officers each walked away with a big check.
The often cited theory that if police departments reflected the racial makeup of their communities they served, incidents of police use of force would decrease has recently been studied in a new research project.
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.
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.
Winton-Salem's Forsyth Technical Community College program has seen a decline is applicants and another decline in graduates.