Police the Public, or Protect It? For a U.S. in Crisis, Hard Lessons From Other Countries

Those who want to remake a police model that has set off unrest and despair would do well to look at the experiences of Asia, Africa and Europe.

By Amanda Taub

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“No justice, no peace. No racist police!”

Weeks of nationwide demonstrations, in which that chanted demand has echoed in streets across the United States, have made one thing clear: The American police face a crisis of legitimacy. And its consequences reach far beyond policing itself.

Those intent on remaking law enforcement to redress decades of racial injustice would do well to look at the experiences of other countries that have wrestled with just that challenge. So would those who insist that there is no problem to be fixed.