Homicides are up 26 percent in 2020 Philadelphia.
But this is of little concern to the new black female police commissioner of Philadelphia.
As the grotesquely corpulent black singer would sing, ”do my hair toss / Check my nails / Baby how you feelin’? / Feeling good as hell”…
New Philly Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw is already making changes — starting with her fingernails, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 1, 2020
Danielle Outlaw, who took over Monday as Philadelphia’s new police commissioner, said the nail polish she wore this week had been among the last things on her mind on her first day on the job.
But while making the rounds and introducing herself to the troops, Outlaw said, people kept pointing out that her black nail polish technically violated the department’s directives on appearance.
So in one of her first official actions as top cop, Outlaw changed the rule to allow for more stylish nails. And during an interview Wednesday, one of her first since taking over, Outlaw — the first black woman to lead the 6,500-member department — said that although the action might have seemed narrow, it reflects the type of broader change she believes is needed in policing.
“Hello!” New @PPDCommish Danielle Outlaw’s talked with @NBCPhiladelphia this week about reducing homicides, changing the police culture, getting to know the city and nail polish. FULL INTERVIEW HERE: https://t.co/rhVPzaiFfF pic.twitter.com/2dAski8l0K
— Brian X. McCrone (@BrianXMcCrone) February 14, 2020
“It’s the small things that allow us to feel not only welcome but supported,” she said. “It’s one thing to recruit me and say, ‘Oh yes, we want you.’ But if there’s no support system in place to say, ‘Not only do [we] want you, but we celebrate you and we recognize that you bring [something] different,’ … we’re not going to …