Tag: Police Reform

Do murderous cops have psychopathic tendencies?

Psychopathy and Racist Murderous Cops


Reading time: 5 minutes
We’ve had so many police shootings of Black people since the Chauvin trial started it is almost like the police are acting out! Since Chauvin clearly was a psychopath, it got me wondering just how many of the police murders we witness are caused by psychopaths. We take a deep dive into psychopathy to find out.

How are the limits needed for PDA similar to the limits needed on the police?

Autism ACCEPTANCE Month: How is Reforming the Police like Managing PDA?


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Are you ready for some anecdotes about my hard-assed mother? This post has ’em! Are you ready for some child-rearing words of wisdom? This post has ’em! Are you ready for some solid info on qualified immunity? This post has it! Are you ready for some hard truths about policing in America? This post has ’em! Are you ready to call YOUR senators about the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act? This post is!

What factors influence whether a police officer shoots or not?

To Shoot or Not to Shoot: What is a Police Officer to Do?


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What factors determine whether a police officer shoots or not? Our brains are complex, but we can narrow it down to several factors: (1) race of the suspect, (2) priming of the officer to shoot, and (3) the possibility that the suspect is armed. With so many guns in society, police have to assume everyone is armed. It all adds up to ensuring that PoC are hurt first and worst by our violence prone policing.

The Emotional Effect of Defund the Police on White Voters

Defund the Police and Emotional Decision Making


Reading time: 4 minutes
My original Defund the Police post generated a fair amount of discussion in the comments. I found myself repeating information about the affect heuristic a lot, so I thought I’d make it into a blog post. The affect heuristic proves that Defund the Police was a dumb slogan that was bound to drive white suburban women to vote Republican.

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