Predictive policing is an unproven tool. Its current flaws would result in greater harm than help.
Body cameras are not a panacea that will fix all our policing woes, but they can help. Still, sound rules to govern their use are absolutely necessary.
The new rules would bring officer recruiting and training and use-of-force policies in line with basic standards.
Andre Anderson, 50, will be the second person to hold the interim role in the St. Louis suburb since Chief Thomas Jackson resigned in March.
So here we are, approaching Christmas 2014. Racism still taints the American dream. And unlike, say, in 1964 when there was a sense of a movement on the march with history on its side, it is hard to summon up optimism.