Norm Stamper

Following a painful week in our country with the deaths of two black men at the hands of the police, as well as the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since 9/11, many of us are asking what changes need to be made to improve community-police relations.

Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, an advocate of police reform, has written extensively on the topic. KPLU’s Erin Hennessey spoke to Stamper about his recent book “To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police.”

Associated Press

In June of 1971, President Richard Nixon officially declared a "war on drugs."  Drug abuse, he said, was "public enemy No. 1."

Forty years later, few would call the war a success.  Even President Obama says we need to stop looking at our drug problem as a war. But, some former top cops say the President isn't doing enough to actually end the war.