Taking a Read on Crime
Thousands of public libraries have jumped on the "One Book, One City" bandwagon since Seattle sponsored the first citywide reading program a decade ...
Thousands of public libraries have jumped on the "One Book, One City" bandwagon since Seattle sponsored the first citywide reading program a decade ago. But now beat cops are getting a piece of the literary action -- at least in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Post (3rd item) reports that Chief Cathy Lanier is encouraging the 3,800 officers of the Metropolitan Police Department to read Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DIfference and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.
In the coming weeks, Lanier plans to organize book club-style discussions not only with members of her force but also with city residents.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Skyrocketing Court Fines Are Major Revenue Generator for Ferguson5 hours ago
The Week in Public Finance: Rhyme Time, Slow Money and Water Works8 hours ago
California Legislature Rushes to Complete Bills Before the Session Ends10 hours ago
Does Adrian Wyllie, Florida's Libertarian Candidate for Governor, Have a Chance?10 hours ago
Acquitted Mayor Sues Florida's Governor, Wants His Job Back10 hours ago
Georgia Fights Efforts to Outlaw Online Gambling11 hours ago