TSR STAFF: Chantel P.! @_popchanny
For the past few years, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” has seen it’s hashtag at the end of many stories that begin with the hashtags of names of Black people who have been killed or unjustly injured by police. While faith in law enforcement has dwindled from slim to none in the African American community, it seems like some officers are still trying to bridge the gap in a positive way.
One step was the International Association of Chiefs of Police issuing an apology to the Black community for the injustices it has received on behalf of officers throughout the United States.
The organization’s president, Terrence M. Cunningham issued the apology at the IACP San Diego convention.
Via Huffington Post: “Events over the past several years,” Cunningham said, “have caused many to question the actions of our officers and has tragically undermined the trust that the public must and should have in their police departments…The history of the law enforcement profession is replete with examples of bravery, self-sacrifice, and service to the community. At its core, policing is a noble profession.” _____________________________________
But Cunningham added, “At the same time, it is also clear that the history of policing has also had darker periods.” He cited laws enacted by state and federal governments which “have required police officers to perform many unpalatable tasks…While this is no longer the case, this dark side of our shared history has created a multigenerational — almost inherited — mistrust between many — read more at TheShadeRoom.com (link in bio)
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