Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird rising.com) and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.
[Much Should be Learned from Events in Baltimore etc]
The question of police accountability is now front and centre in Baltimore, Maryland. In a demographically diverse set out communities such as Brampton and Mississauga, a much more transparent system of police oversight is an idea long past due.
The existing system of simply appointing individuals who have been elected to other bodies such as City Councils is an archaic though back to colonial times. Given the complexity of municipal government, police and public security deserve something much better than part time city and regional councilors.
That there are contentious issues such as profiling attracting the public’s attention; one would suspect that much more transparency is badly needed. I would not say that police are necessarily doing a bad job. That is certainly not the point here.
No doubt, in Baltimore, Maryland there are many fine men and women…
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