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Let Communities and Police Together Keep the Peace: Op-Ed

Monday, July 20, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lori Dieckman
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NAFCM President, D.G. Mawn, and members of the Board of Directors wrote an Op-Ed titled  "Let Communities and Police Together Keep the Peace" that was recently published by Mediate.com on their website.  

 

Let Communities and Police Together Keep the Peace:  Op-Ed

by NAFCM, D.G. Mawn


Scores of cellphone videos, capturing police violence around the country, have revealed to millions the depth and breadth of systemic racial bias in the United States. Understandably, many are calling for a new way. 

 

The demand is for a fresh look at how we address issues of safety and even wellness in our communities.

Right now, most of the attention is on the police. What we demand from the police is a complex mixture of protecting lives, property, and rights - such as the right to peaceful protest. All of these are essential, and each duty requires vastly different skills and tactics. To meet these needs, the time has arrived to re-imagine what we expect law enforcement to do, and what community members and agencies can do.

We already have glimpses of how this can be done...

Read the full article here.  

 

 

 

 


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