||Cobb County's Sharon Hill (left) with Georgia Appleseed's Sharon Hill (right) at the Hiram meeting.
Race, Law Enforcement, and the Law: Community Conversations
On April 9th, we were honored to lead another community conversation-- this time in
Hiram, GA. Hosted by the Hiram Police Department, we engaged in some great conversation with local residents.
Why are these conversations so important? Here are just a few of the actual statements made during the Hiram meeting that illustrate the need for these crucial conversations:
- "Police are the most visible part of the law enforcement."
- "Media play the worst part of an encounter. Police are afraid of the media and misrepresentation."
- "We need to address mindsets of people. We need to approach policing as public servants accountable to the public."
- "I have to tell my sons to behave differently when interacting with the police than someone else who does not experience racial bias."
- "We need to have these kind of dialogues all the time."
Thank you to The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta for its financial support of the Race, Law Enforcement, & The Law Community Project