Adam Goodman’s latest op-ed has been published in The Daily Beast. The post focuses on the ‘hidden vote’ that may affect the outcome of the 2016 general election.
“When Philadelphia hosts the Democratic National Convention at the end of the month, they should recall a local legend, and shudder.
For years the streets of Philadelphia, “the city of brotherly love”, were full of anything but love as crime soared and frustrations mounted. Enter, stage right, Police Commissioner-cum-Mayor Frank Rizzo, whose years as a beat cop prepared him to lead a tough city at a tough time. His message: “you and your family will be safe again.”
Rizzo made good on that promise, but did so by running roughshod over the normal rules of engagement and communication in a then racially-divided city. In the process, his willingness to talk openly, boldly, and brashly was criticized by the press and excoriated by political opponents.”
Read more at The Daily Beast.