“Ethical Policing”

In 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. cried out, “We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.” Today many Americans are speaking out against police actions involved in the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice. Communities of color have declared their mistrust and fear of men and women sworn to protect them. Leader Hugh Taft-Morales explores the questions: “What can Ethical Humanists do to help restore justice and rebuild trust? What can we do to demand ethical policing?”

Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.

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