Twitter has served as mobilizing tool for marginalized activists who have used the social media platform to amplify isolated stories of police brutality until a clear narrative of systemic injustice has become undeniable (the #blacklivesmatter movement certainly was most helpful).
Now, one former police officer has taken to Twitter to tell his side of the story.
Michael A. Wood is a retired detective in the Baltimore Police Department’s violent crime division and founder of the Police Leadership Association, a group that publishes educational handbooks meant to serve as the “single resource for career development for law enforcement officers and supervisors.” He began tweeting Wednesday about things he had “seen & participated in, in policing that is corrupt, intentional or not.”
- Veterans for Standing Rock .. #NoDAPL - November 26, 2016
- Michael A. Wood Jr’s 2nd appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast - June 16, 2016
- My Take on “Safe Spaces” - January 27, 2016
- To the People of Chicago – Police Reform - January 13, 2016
- Police Culture: A quick idea during an assignment - November 13, 2015
- Serial Dynasty #FreeAdnan Ep. 24: Interview with Michael A. Wood, Jr. - October 12, 2015
- What Resides in Dark Corners (a response to a letter from the Baltimore Police Department) - October 6, 2015
- Michael A. Wood Jr’s appearance on VICE’s documentary ‘Fixing The System’ - September 29, 2015
- Michael A. Wood Jr’s Reddit AMA: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition … Why cops want to legalize drugs - September 23, 2015
- Michael A. Wood Jr’s Interview w/ North Avenue Podcast - September 21, 2015