Ed Stubbing '64 | June 28, 2016
The gap today between the police and the people has no rightful place in a democracy. We are better than that.
On October 5, 1979, I worked my last tour in the 32nd Precinct in Harlem. My final entry in the precinct log was this: “Thank you, police officers, for your integrity, your courage, your humor and your ability to get the job done. Thank you, people of Harlem, for teaching me that human dignity, endurance, generosity and kindness can survive, even flourish, in the harsh, hostile streets of urban poverty. For being my wellspring of motivation, my silent source of enthusiasm for the last six years, I thank you both. Thank you, Harlem.”