I was honored to be asked by the student leaders of the University of Chicago Legal Forum to give this keynote, and thrilled, really, to be back home. Hyde Park has changed so much and in so many good ways. I admit to feeling sad about the demise of Ribs and Bibs, though. The food was not always great, but the sniffs were incomparable. I have thought a great deal about what I wanted to say today. My primary goal was to emphasize the hard work-great work-that I, along with ten other colleagues who range from police chiefs to young activists, from civil rights lawyers to union representatives, who all served on President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, have done. But, after I was in town last week for the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference, where I heard FBI Director James Comey speak at the PERF (that's the Police Executive Research Forum to non-insiders) annual town meeting, I decided to shift the emphasis of my remarks.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Meares, Tracey L., "Policing in the 21st Century: The Importance of Public Security" (2016). Faculty Scholarship Series. 5176.