My vision for NOBLE
In addition, my vision includes ensuring NOBLE’s future by ensuring the development of our Associate members. They are currently on the front lines of what is occurring with policing in America, and they are our future leaders. We must make every effort to place them, and NOBLE, in the best possible position to lead. We must provide our Associate members with career development and advancement training for those that are interested in doing so.
Lastly, my vision includes strengthening the business of NOBLE. As a 501c3, it is critically important that our business practices are without reproach. We will be transparent, we will continue to empower and support our board, and we will promote good communication throughout the organization.
Policing and Community Engagement
Derek Chauvin verdict and the use of force
The verdict in the Chauvin murder trial was entirely appropriate. Derek Chauvin’s actions were completely contrary to training practices, use of force policies, and human decency. He was not acting within the color of the law. He did not adhere to his responsibility to provide care to the individuals he came into contact with. And he clearly did not respect the sanctity of life or humanity of George Floyd. Police officers must use only the amount of force necessary to effect an arrest. Anything beyond that is completely inappropriate and amounts to misconduct. In Derek Chauvin’s case, it amounted to murder. For further on my thoughts on the use of deadly physical force, please see the attached for my blog post on the subject.
Rochester and Policing
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THE COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO
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