Transpartisan Note #127
shared by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner
Elliot Ackerman contributing writer for the New York Times wrote in a June 4, 2020 opinion piece:
“In Flint, Mich., last week, Sheriff Christopher R. Swanson captured national attention when he made an impassioned statement of support to demonstrators and asked what he could do to help. They chanted for Mr. Swanson and his officers to “walk with us” in protest. They did.”
“In cities across the country — New York, Savannah, Ga., Coral Gables, Fla., Santa Cruz, Calif., and elsewhere — groups of police officers took the opportunity to march, kneel or otherwise express the conviction they shared with the protesters, that brutality should have no place in policing. More examples are being documented at #WalkWithUs on Twitter.”
Local America speaks with many voices.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 1, 2020
Other examples of #WalkWithUs:
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) June 7, 2020
— marisa (@marisaswifty) June 2, 2020
This is how Miami police met crowds protesting the death of George Floyd and the scourge of racism in America.
This is how you bridge the divide between police and the community it fails to serve. Recognizing that there is a problem and CALLING FOR STRUCTURAL CHANGE. pic.twitter.com/h00ZVjQLl5
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) May 31, 2020
In New Jersey the police officers are protesting with the people shouting “no justice no peace”.
This is how it should be, every police station should be walking with their community. #WalkWithUs 👏 pic.twitter.com/uzyuRgPcR0
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) May 31, 2020
(Feature image shared by NYTimes on Twitter.)