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Ignorance is not an excuse.

Last Thursday, March 18th, 2015, I attended a community meeting entitled “Kids to Cops Dialogue”. It is an initiative to bridge the gap between the kids in lower income communities and the law enforcement. Apparently, there is lack of communication between our AA children and cops. At a young tender age kids have no bias towards cops. What happens between adolescence and their teens age years that causes our children to distrust law enforcement? The senseless killings of young black males at the hands of cops does not help. During our discussion, I learned that the problem begins at home. I must mentioned that I was the only parent at this meeting. Everyone in attendance worked for the city, county, or state. When asked to attend many parents refused because they either had some run in with the police or they just didn’t care. When given the opportunity to confront the issue, these parents declined. At this point, ignorance of the system is no longer an excuse. As parent, we have the power to change the lives of our children and community. Stop being reactive and start being proactive.

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