‘[Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles] Ramsey is a big advocate of community policing. Rookie cops are required to be on street patrol for at least six months before he puts them in cruisers. “I want them to understand that there are decent, law-abiding citizens living in the worst of neighborhoods. And you ain’t never going to know that driving through a neighborhood in a Crown Vic, with the windows up and the radio on.”
via Annette John-Hall: Phila. police commissioner’s slow burn.