The past 12 months in America has brought us to witness incidents involving race and ethnicity within our culture that we all would agree has either been very unpleasant or has made us feel very uncomfortable and even more frustrating to discuss. The forefront of this emerging national conversation on race and justice has been sparked by cellphone videos and police dash and body cams videos of police use of deadly force particularly involving unarmed Black males. It’s not necessary to list and recap all of these incidents, because they have been reported on and played at length. It is my belief, as a 19 year veteran police officer, that we as Americans must immediately move towards the creation of solutions aimed at resolving what is being viewed as a progressively hostile relationship between police and Black men. Moreover, it must be a high priority from both the Black community and the Police that specifically focuses on fixing what has been made clear as a contentious relationship between police and the urban community.
One step towards creating solutions is owning the problem. I will start it off….
Black Cop Speaks Out – Owning the Problem
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