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THE LATEST PODCAST: An LAPD Officer and a Young Black Male Discuss How to Reform Policing

Jeff Hall

Posted on June 21, 2020 15:45

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Black college student Deaven Rector and LAPD Sergeant Tom Datro get proactive and discuss how to best frame the conversation when it comes to the relationship between African Americans and the police.

In THE LATEST PODCAST, there was little "debate" or conflict or finger-pointing regarding who is right or wrong when it comes to addressing the challenges of policing in our inner cities.

Instead, Sergeant Tom Datro and Morehouse College student Deaven Rector discuss structural issues that must be understood, language that should be changed, and resources that must be reallocated if we are to make progress when it comes to race relations in America. 

Their focus is on solutions, not problems:

http://thelatestpodcast.com/22-lapd-sergeant-college-activist-discuss-atlanta-pd-sick-out-making-juneteeth-a-national-holiday-0

For those concerned about the state of relations between police and the African American community, I urge you to listen to this week's podcast.  It offers hope.

Special thanks to our producer, Christine O'Donnell, of Bright Sighted Podcasting.  Thanks also to Brian Churchill of the LAPD for introducing us to Sergeant Tom Datro. 

I often say to Christine that when we sign off and the podcast is over, that's when the best conversations take place. 

What you won't hear in this podcast is LAPD's Tom Datro inviting Deaven Rector to come visit LAPD to see first-hand how officer training is conducted. 

Deaven readily accepted.  Maybe we can get a follow-up report on that later.  I think Tom and Deaven should take their show on the road. 

Jeff Hall, Editor & Host

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(TheLatest.com is a non-partisan news and commentary site.  We show all topics -- and all sides -- all in one place.)

 

Jeff Hall

Posted on June 21, 2020 15:45

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