"Ashcroft" policing, through which the public sacrifices constitutional rights for safety, simply doesn't work. So says David Harris, author of Good Cops: The Case for Preventative Policing. He speaks at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Ave. The event is free and open to the public; area police chiefs were specifically invited. RSVP to email@example.com or 216-472-2200. Sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to register. Find out more at www.trainingforchange.org . The program is presented by Training For Change and sponsored by Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center.
Advocate for Victims of Sexual Assault
Political Education, Mastication
The Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council has lined up U.S. Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del) to speak at this year's COPE (Committee on Political Education) Dinner. The dinner, which starts at 6 p.m. June 18 at the Westin Hotel, costs $125 per person or $1,250 for a table. For more information, call 421-1846.
Beer and Justice
Drinking Liberally, an informal, an inclusive Democratic drinking club, meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. You don't have to be a policy expert and this isn't a book club; just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics. After roaming the first Tuesday of every month, the group regularly settles back into The Comet in Northside. For more information, contact Chris Berger at email@example.com .