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Monday, September 29, 2014

Local Pastor Arming People With Better Ways To Communicate With Officers

More violence overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, where protests continue over the death of an unarmed teenager shot by a police officer. Late Saturday night, shots were fired at two Ferguson police officers–one received non-life threatening injuries. Police say the shootings are not connected to the protests.

In the meantime, the parents of Michael Brown paid a visit to Baltimore.

Rochelle Ritchie has more on a local pastor’s effort to protect citizens from unwarranted police attacks.

Michael Brown’s parents did not speak Sunday at the Empowerment Temple, but Pastor Jamal Bryant says incidents like this play out too often in the black community. He is looking at ways to arm people with better ways of communicating with police officers.



Anonymous said...

Another exercise in futility...

Anonymous said...

Always a better way to communicate with officers than attacking them in their cars like Mike Brown did.

Anonymous said...

I am white and I can tell you that my son was educated when he was 16 and first behind the wheel. I taught him that he should expect to be stopped for anything and that he was to be polite and reasonable. I also told him to NOT stop in a dark area for anyone but to slowly drive to a public area before pulling over for anyone. NEVER attempt to get out of the car... and keep your hands in the open at all times. I taught him that this is necessary because of all the idiots out there that are prepared to do harm to trooper and that they need to know that HE IS NOT ONE OF THESE PEOPLE. Now... how hard was that?

lmclain said...

10:35...please stop regurgitating that tired old line and propaganda about so many people trying to "harm a trooper".
Cops kill more people each year because they are so damn afraid of everything than citizens kill police --- by far. FACT.
"....this is necessary because of all the idiots....)
What you SHOULD have said is "cops are so trigger-happy and afraid, they will shoot you for reaching for your ID, so watch what you do when the Gestapo is around".
How hard was that?? And much more in tune with reality, or you don't get out much or read the paper very often, do you?
Even locally, we have cops firing automatic weapons in the middle of town, with NO regard for what or who may be downrange. Kill an innocent man having a drink at a local bar 200 yards away? No problem. The State's Attorney will make sure that the dead guy was at fault. Probably got a speeding ticket 10 years ago and was a really bad guy. And the cop is really sorry (uh huh) that he murdered an innocent person).

Anonymous said...

2:49 I stopped reading at "automatic"... shows you don't know wtf you're talking about.