Just as the author of this article on the Baltimore riots makes assumptions at the beginning of his article, I will make one: he means well.
But he then does what every other talking head does: he makes an argument as to why this party is more right than that party – without offering a solution.
The concept of citizen design of policing (citizenpolicing.com) may not be the only solution, or even the best solution. But it is a solution.
For it is a concept that accepts all the perceived rights and all the perceived wrongs and all the people who can’t tell the difference, sits them down in a room, and says: ok, design a policing approach that works for all of you. And then design a process to monitor it.
It really is as simple and as complex as that. But it’s a deal sight better than wringing hands or changing the channel …