The Police Aren’t Immune from Politics

New York Police officers in Times Square in 2013. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)
Partisan tribal allegiance is a huge obstacle to badly needed law-enforcement reforms.

Dallas — Here in the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area, the three largest constituent municipalities — Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington, total population about 3 million — have something in common: All of them are looking for new police chiefs at the same time.

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