Title

The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Flagpole.com, December 1, 2010

Abstract

Police forces tend to be among the most secretive and least accountable of all organizations. When pressed for accountability or sued for malfeasance, obfuscation and evasiveness are the typical response. The phenomenon is hardly limited to certain countries or societies–the unassailability of police organizations seems to be universal.–Michael H. Fox

The serve-and-protect model of police motivation that was drummed into police corps across the country in the aftermath of the response to anti-war demonstrations in the sixties and seventies has been heavily encroached on by the control-and-suppress model.–J. Ackerman

The best motto for a police officer is that sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.–George Kirkham