What if I were the President?

My father died in 2014. Without a will! That was a remarkable thing for a well-educated man who always threatened us in childhood that for playing the fool, he was going to take us out of his will! TRead More…

Racialized Policing, Is it a Societal Problem or a Police Issue?

As a physician I have taken care of many recently incarcerated persons. Most of these guys were not armed robbers or even drug offenders as the media may suggest. These were almost all black or brownRead More…

Let my people go, Why America has failed to live up to the Emancipation Proclamation?

On January 1st 1863 approaching the third year of the Civil War President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the Read More…

Stop and Frisk Policing; Did it Make our Community Safer?

For many years the city of New York congratulated Mayors, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg for making them safer. Their success was attributed to a policing practice that was later described as raRead More…

Immigration and Community Safety; How does one Influence the Other?

Special Order No. 40; I heard of this policy on one of the podcasts that I listen to, and thought that was really smart thinking. This post is the result of my research on this topic.  After readRead More…