Police/Community Relations

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Police/Community Relations

Dr. Barnett 2The eruptions, suspicions, and distrust between the police and the Black community has sparked demonstrations, called for more police review boards, better training, the co-opting of hired racist candidates, body cameras, and the military build-up of the police that patrolled Black neighborhoods.

Conversely, others denote Black male confrontations with many police afraid of Black males, suspicions rooted in Black male stereotypes, the unabashed availability of guns, the blow-back of police shootings in large cities, combined with the sociological conundrumsUnknown of unemployment. educational drop-outs in a technological driven economy, as incarceration numbers continue to expand.

The awakening of Black professional athletes to the social conditions and Enough is Enoughbehavioral circumstances of uninformed youth, has brought to bare the real power brokers in the Black community. Black professional athletes, because of their exposure, media access, enormous incomes, and the platform of acceptance by mass members of the Black community, opens the door for their full commitment and participation to help ameliorate many of these pressing problems.

The solution to better relations between the police and the Black community lie in interaction, Dr. Barnett and Policepolice becoming known and embedded as part of the community, not perceived as a occupying force of dis-respect, suspicion, and hostility. Each component of police/community relations should
be governed by respect, cooperation, and accountability.

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