If we want to reform police departments, put money into libraries

“You want people to be a public library statistic, not a police statistic.”
“If communities really want to transform their police departments, they should look no further than the building every city and town has — the public library.”

“And as communities ponder reallocating police department resources, public library administrators should be busy gathering evidence that supports funding for the special programs and services that help keep people from becoming police statistics.”