POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY
ARE THERE REAL SOLUTIONS TO THE ISSUE OF POLICE BRUTALITY
LOCALLY AND ACROSS THE UNITED STATES?
There has always been bad blood between police officers and the African American community. You don’t need the news headlines or front page articles to determine that.
USA Today reported in August that nearly 50 unarmed black men were killed in police shootings in the year since Michael Brown’s death Aug. 9, 2014
A recent Guardian investigation uncovered even more and found 32 percent or 102 Black people killed by police this year alone were unarmed, as were 25 percent of Hispanic and Latino people, compared with 15 percent of White people killed. These statistics alone makes it difficult for police departments to gain the trust and start to build a relationship with African-Americans and minorities.
But what if you could bridge the relationship by sharing solutions that really work? Would a sit down with law enforcement consultants, police chiefs, representatives from the African-American and other minorities, voicing concerns and possible solutions with law enforcement professionals, community-based organizations, business and government leaders determine how to replicate those best practices nationwide?
WE CAN START HERE
Let us hear your voice by commenting below, including experiences and outcomes. We want to address these concerns moving forward and possibly present them to the local police departments in the communities we live through out North Carolina and surrounding areas.