Disclaimer: My Father is a retired NYPD Captain, and he shares my name. He also wrote novels about the NYPD under that name. I’ve hosted his website for 20 years, but we have widely differing political opinions. My opinions are my own and represent neither my family nor my employer.
One more note: I wrote most of this article for a year or so, around the time of the murder of George Floyd. I didn’t want to be another privileged white person reacting in the crowd. I think now that things are a bit calmer, the time to say things might be clearer.