After almost four months of dishing on topics like marijuana legalization and gun violence, as well as sharing stories about police work or motorcycle trips, I thought I might ask readers what topics they would like to discuss.
If writing this column has taught me one thing, it’s that this is not a lecture platform. Because so many people have such strong feelings about how we enforcement laws and deal with crime, this online column is less one-way narrative and more a forum for exchanging points of view. Certainly, there are specific experiences that give those of us in law enforcement an insider’s point of view. However, the 617 approved reader comments (as of this moment) have highlighted the fact that most people are capable of adding value to the discussion with their own individual perspective.
That is, in my opinion, a pretty cool use of this digital space.
So if you have a question about an issue, law enforcement-related or not, or if you have a topic you feel would best be discussed in Blue Byline, I welcome your input.
And thanks for reading.