In the midst of all the unrest sparked by the victimization of black men in the hands of police and police being a target for violence, there is so much opportunity for real dialogue. Long overdue are the essential conversations about how community policing must change. Long overdue are the times when citizens and law enforcement come together and listen to understand.
I invite you to take the first step and listen to these voices with an impassioned plea for understanding. Their stories give insight into the truth that could lead us on a new path—a path that will require our courage to think differently, to speak openly and to act toward justice.