The faces of the Fourth Precinct protest

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  1. Great article and excellent interview subjects. Thank you for bringing a different perspective then most of the “other” media options we have shoved down our throats on a daily basis.

  2. Thanks for sharing the thoughts of these individuals who have a thoughtful approach to their comments. I am a white middle age male who has coached youth sports for many years in a very diverse suburb, and have had great opportunities to work with young black athletes that I connected with, and still have a great relationship even after they are done playing for me. I have also had some very frank conversations with young black men who told me point blank they didn’t trust me because I was white and no one who was white had ever treated them right. There are walls that only my black assistant coach could get through, who in part because he was young AND cool, was popular with all the players regardless of race. Another great experience for me and some great conversation that he and I have had over the years we have coached together. My question to BLM is still the same, how will you find common ground and reach beyond the core group of supporters to a broader group, and how can we recognize our country is based on rule of law, and how can we respect that at the same time as make adjustments in policing policy that we need?

  3. This is an excellent article. I must say, also, that Loretta VanPelt has been a close friend of our family for a number of years. She is smart, articulate, and a wonderful mom. I so respect all of the Black Lives Matter participants for standing up for what is obviously right. It’s never easy to do, but it’s so important.

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