June 26, 2018
Kareem Puranda says he now knows what it’s like to face a tough cop who knows the system well enough to get away with trashing lives and wrecking families. For Kareem Puranda says he was once such a cop.
Today, the self-published author is a counselor and believes that all police officers should go through mental health counseling as part of their basic training. That way, they won’t be singled out later if they need help dealing with worklife stress and see their careers blown apart. And the culture, Puranda hopes, will begin to help officers find the most humane way, rather than just the legal way, to enforce the law and nurture community understanding. Puranda can be reached here.
In the video below from Puranda’s visit to the Forum today, Puranda’s presentation begins at minute 6:55. The Q&A follows at minute 30:55.