The Christian Science Monitor has an interesting (and quite long!) piece by Patrik Jonsson on the Atlanta police departments efforts to reinvent itself for better policing in the 21st century: How police can get it right (February 8, 2015). The article summary under the headline is this: Atlanta Police Chief George Turner is building a diversified department that's less reactive and more humane that could offer lessons after Ferguson. Id be especially interested to hear what any of you from the Atlanta area think. Anyway I found the article worth reading; below is an excerpt that I hope will encourage you to read the whole piece, otherwise Ill feel badly about perhaps bending fair use to make a lengthy quote. So dont make me into a baddie!