Blue Notes

Blue Notes: Experts

The EXPERTS series of articles are dedicated to deeper exploration of topics unearthed in our conversations, or topics that have arisen out of the larger discussion of policing in the U.S. If you have an idea for a story that will fit in this section, contact me, or leave a comment here.

What is Blue Notes?

This project’s purpose is to shed light on police misconduct and abuse of power, through the stories of ordinary people. Interspersed with these personal accounts are articles that look deeper into different issues related to law enforcement and the community. Scroll down to begin hearing stories and reading articles.


Rob, who wished to be anonymous for this project, grew up in North Philadelphia, in a Latino family.  From stories he heard from his family members, he learned to be wary of the otherwise friendly presentation of police that he was learning in school.  Soon, his own experiences would confirm his family's warnings. Early Experiences: … Continue reading Rob