To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Observercast

Observercast Episode 21: Take Away The War

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For more 30 years, ex-Tulsa Police Chief Drew Diamond has helped law enforcement agencies refocus their work as “peace officers” instead of paramilitary operations. An architect of, and expert on, the practice of community policing, Diamond believes police departments across the country could be poised for revolutionary change in the wake of George Floyd’s gruesome murder—if only there’s the political courage to do so. 

In Observercast Episode 21: Take Away The War – the third in our series focused on the global fight for civil rights and an end to police brutality – Diamond helps us understand what is meant by calls to “defund police” and details the steps necessary to remake police departments, ensure all citizens are safer, and reduce crime.