A City Council open forum was held on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013, at which community members "voiced their concerns about police misconduct,... lack of diversity on the police force, racial profiling and overly aggressive policing in communities with high crime rates," Liz Reid (90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh's NPR News Station.
Mr. Rashad Byrdsong was in attendence at this open forum and voiced his perspective and proposed solutions on the matter:
“These type of shootings, homicide, crimes, in a lot of these distressed communities promote more aggressive policing,” Byrdsong said. “So we’re caught right in the middle between a lot of the gang activity and the more aggressive policing that’s going on in our community.”
Read the whole story from WESA.
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