A look back at Kerra L. Bolton’s very personal journey from fear and terror toward law enforcement officers to awareness and understanding.
By Kerra L. Bolton Americans are addicted to the idea of voting. Voting represents ownership of the public policy and lawmaking processes. It denotes exclusive (citizen) membership in the American experiment of democracy. African Americans and women have died for the right to vote. Recently, however, voting has become performative. We like to be seen […]
By Kerra Bolton The last place I wanted to be was in a police station. I don’t like the police. Despite the proliferation of popular television shows portraying detectives as flawed but lovable crusaders, I don’t believe the hype. Life taught me otherwise. I was coerced at the age of 17 into having sex with […]
By Ted Wachtel There are possibilities for a new reality. Unlike the chaotic exchange of tweets and press releases that leaves everyone feeling angry about public misdeeds, a restorative justice approach—whether formal or informal—provides a calmer, more thoughtful environment. The people who themselves were affected by the incident get to participate directly in the decision-making. A […]