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As American Cities Are Rocked By Riots, Marshall Barnes Has Answers From Years Of Analysis
Amidst the scramble to find solutions to the recurring nightmare of lethal police misconduct in the black community, researcher Marshall Barnes has answers already conceived from his years of research on the problem.
By: Fame Plan
"I have been on both sides," Marshall says. "Politically active, participating lawfully in protests for various causes in the '80s and '90s and also subjected to police misbehavior at times in the '70s through early '90s. Then the mid '90s to 2003, I did special investigations, worked with law enforcement locally, state, national level and military intelligence. One notable thing was I contributed intel for the Keyhoe brothers case for the state highway patrol. I understand how law enforcement thinks, tactics and methods. I also know law enforcement is grossly outdated, in many cases. Training as well as equipment."
One expert calling for change is Joseph Ested, law enforcement analyst and former police officer with a "bad cop" bill. Senator Corey Booker of New Jersey stated any bill against police brutality should include a bad cops registry. This Marshall has talked about.
Dr. Oscar Odom, former NYPD detective, called for a coming together of police, community and politicians to resolve issues leading to riots. Dr. Darrin Porcher, also formerly of NYPD, echos Odom.
Minneapolis City Council member Alondra Cano called for deconstruction of the police department, in part to a culture of silence, which Marshall agrees is a viable, if not required remedy.
Philadelphia PD's Danielle Outlaw stated, "Whoever says we should know how to react is simply arrogant. We don't know what we're going to find until we get there." "That's an example of outdated policing," Marshall responded. "I could help with that."
"Police sometimes fail to improve and innovate, to their detriment. I bring solutions they obviously haven't seen themselves. For example, if they had, not only wouldn't there be this riot problem but the looting I saw would be impossible. I know how to prevent or apprehend looters. Terence Monahan, NYPD Chief would do good to talk with me."