Storms and Shadows: A post-election 2016 reflection

I went to a funeral today. Aside from the politics, the rhetoric, and the media bloodbath—life went on outside of those parameters. Life still ended, too. My coworker’s father passed away last week. I am lucky to have a job where my coworkers feel comfortable enough to ask us for support in such vulnerable times. … Continue reading Storms and Shadows: A post-election 2016 reflection

In-Group Community Policing and Religion

Or How freaking out about “Shari’a courts” is racist and myopic because the problem is a lot bigger than the Scary Brown People So certain segments of the media have a hard-on for horrific stories about Muslim communities, especially stories of honor killings. Almost exclusively stories of honor killings. The tension between these communities and … Continue reading In-Group Community Policing and Religion