Activist and Big Think reader Roy M. Arce explains his idea for a new community policing team and how it can halt vicious cycles of PTSD and homelessness.
- Roy Arce is a U.S. veteran with PTSD whose traumatic experiences with police led him to draft a proposal for how communities and police can work better together.
- A new kind of police response team – made up of at least one police officer and a trained community peace representative – would be part of what Arce calls "the greatest PTSD healing curriculum" in the U.S.
- This civilian proposal would also seek to treat homelessness in one of the country's most affected regions.
Conservative journalist Andy Ngo was attacked during marches in Portland on June 29.
- Andy Ngo, a sub-editor at the online magazine Quillette, was attacked by masked activists as he was filming protests in Portland.
- The assailants haven't yet been identified, though police have released some photos of potential suspects.
- Some U.S. states and localities have banned public mask-wearing, while other courts have ruled such laws to be unconstitutional.
In cities, people tend to think of parks as dangerous.
How much bravery can and should we expect from police officers?
- Two more Broward sheriff's deputies have been fired for failing to confront the gunman of the Parkland school shooting.
- In total, four officers have so far been fired for failing to act.
- The case raises questions about how much bravery and sacrifice the public can reasonably expect of police officers.
Here's how we can use the concept of 'impact impression' for criminal reform.
- In his work in criminal reform, Bishop Omar Jahwar recounts how a person's life trajectory can typically be traced back to a moment of trauma or an 'impact impression'.
- An impact impression has two outcomes: It can be an awakening that steers people in a positive direction where they seek help, or it can become a negative spiral that lands them in prison. In the latter case, supporting people in undoing the damage and mental scars they've incurred from such impact impressions can help reduce recidivism.
- The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect the views of the Charles Koch Foundation, which encourages the expression of diverse viewpoints within a culture of civil discourse and mutual respect.