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Mind the Gap #NoJustice

July 8, 2016 , , ,

There are gaps of understanding between the citizens and the police. This has always been the case.  Today we face an ever growing divide that makes everyone in the United States vulnerable to senseless violence and hate crimes of all kinds.

We have a new police chief in Tucson who has come to teach us neighborhood policing.  When he held up a hashtag sign in his former town of Richmond, California, he was criticized widely across the nation for betraying cops.  The Police Union in Tucson soundly rejected his bid to become chief over this sign.  Thank goodness they lost the battle and Chief Magnus has started the very serious task of bringing our cops together in unity not only with each other but, for the first time, with the community.  He has reorganized the department, focusing on more stable local assignments so the cops learn more about the same area all the time.  He has eliminated some of the “specialties”, as recommended by the DOJ’s 21st Century Guidelines for Policing, in order to make each cop more full service and user friendly.  He knew he was moving to a much bigger city, but I don’t think he could have imagined how much we needed him down here in Tucson. This will be a very big job for him, but I am glad he has started it.

Chris Magnus

Chris Magnus

Welcome to Tucson, Chief Chris,”357″,Magnus.  You are just what the doctor ordered.

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It’s admirable. Sadly the badge would have put a target on his back for the cowardly shooters in Dallas. The ignorance of the shooters would prevent them from reading the sign. Romans 13:1-5 lets a reader know if they cause trouble to expect trouble. Most police are extremely fine citizens. And respect and compliance goes a long way. #ALLlivesmatter.

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nombre de la pluma

July 8, 2016

The irony thickens. The Dallas cop shooter was in the National Guard..Romans 13, indeed, dude. #ALLlivesmatter is the point. I hope we will get to that.

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Pamela Morse

July 8, 2016

I like your post. We live in a world with many cameras despite little vision. The complexity of race, culture, and poverty collided with social media and the digitization in this century. We need to solve these problems with resources from the private and public sector. Dialogue and discourse must = screen time.

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sittingpretty61

July 8, 2016

I have been following your posts. I find them insightful, useful and smart. I love how you are balancing everything perfectly. There are truly gaps…. and there are gaps between both sides and then that hird side is us and the fourth is the truth.

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

July 11, 2016

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