The post Great Recession years in this first part of the 21st Century carry great change, much of which fires the turbulence we see around us this summer.
A US President sings a eulogy following a racial massacre. American cities simmer in urban discord following police shootings. Broken windows and stop-and-frisk remain incendiary police tactics. And in Britain and Australia, quota-driven policing is seen for the sham that it is.
It's hard to imagine a more apt time to remember Haruki Murakami's words from his book Kafka on the Shore.
“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
In response to the turbulence we just launched a three-pronged reply:
- An upcoming SafeGrowth Summit,
- A new SafeGrowth website with a network of SafeGrowth advocates, services, events, and answers
- A police recruit training book by Gerry Cleveland and myself -You In Blue - outlining the shape of 21st Century policing.
Check them out. We can choose our way out of this storm. That's what it's all about!