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‘Community Swell’ Needed to Address Racial Justice and Policing in America

Dec 16, 2016
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B. Rose Kelly

More than two years after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the fraught relationship between law enforcement and African Americans continues to spark controversy and calls for action.

This tension — and how to address the divide between communities and the police — were examined at a policy forum held Friday, Dec. 9, at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

The daylong forum, "From Ferguson to Dallas to Charlotte: Racial Justice and Policing in America," convened research scholars, former and current senior law enforcement officials, activists, policymakers, students, and community members to examine how law enforcement and communities can better work together to ensure residents' safety and well-being. A recording of the forum is available on the Woodrow Wilson School's YouTube channel. Highlights of the discussion on social media are captured in this Storify.

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