Courtesy of Director of Public Programs, and the creator of the Charles Wright Museum of African American History’s nationally renowned Liberation Film Series, Charles Ezra Ferrell has put together another blockbuster program, The Black Community and The Police.
Since Michael Brown and Ferguson, Missouri, more unprovoked and tragic killings of unarmed black citizens than anyone ever expected, some caught on cell phone video, the murder of 5 Dallas Police Officers, and the death of three police officers in Detroit, one from Wayne State, the relations between the Black Community and Police Departments, in Detroit and all over the country, has been a burning, complex, and difficult to solve issue at the forefront of local, state, and national news.
Working with Big John Bennet, Moderator, recently retired Detroit Police Officer, former Co-Chairman of the Detroit Police Department’s controversial Committee on Racial Equality (CORE), Wayne State University PhD student in Public Policy, founder of FireJerryO.com and the award-winning Blog, Detroit Uncovered, Ezra has crafted an important, one-of-a-kind program on blacks and police community relations that includes not one but two former Detroit Police Chiefs, one of whom is a former Deputy Mayor of the City of Detroit, a celebrated Detroit activist, former political consultant, teacher, and member of the late Ron Scott’s historic Coalition Against Police Brutality, and a former Wayne County Sheriff.
With the above as background, I don’t think anyone in the EMG wants to miss this, especially since not one, not two, but three members of the EMG are involved in this program.
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