From the Director

The inspiration for LEER can be attributed to a quote by Dr. Angela Davis, “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”  Protest should lead to change, so I am proposing the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  To those who were not citizens when the Constitution was ratified, the 28th Amendment is your seat at the negotiating table. 

The origins of policing in America were established from slave patrols, and it can be asserted that the mission of police after reconstruction was to keep freed Blacks in bondage.  The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments did correct many of the disparities of the original document, but there was one glaring problem that remains unfixed: policing.  

Our country is on the brink of chaos and something must be done to restore peace and create positive social change.  Radical challenges tend to require progressive solutions.

The director of LEER has over 22 years of law enforcement experience with an international background in policing. The director also has a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration.