police and community, part two

June 28, 2016

We all love our children and want our community to be safe. We have seen tragedy in our communities and want that to end. We all want law enforcement to be fair. And we want police to be able to do their job in a manner that is safe for them and the community. Let’s start with this as a given.

Over the last year, policing has become a major point of discussion as violence crossing racial lines has provoked racial tensions. Too often, the conversation remains paralyzed in fear or anger—with people unable to share deeply considered feelings and perspectives. We're hoping this conversation may contribute to a thoughtful exploration on this question.