No matter where your allegiances lie, it’s undeniably been a rocky past few years for Americans’ — and especially minorities’ — relations to the police. Freddie Gray. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. The list of unarmed black men killed by the police goes on. In part because of the ability with social media to instantaneously broadcast violent mistreatment to the world, America has become more conscious of — and enraged at — police violence against black men.
Tonight, from 6:30p to 8:00p at the Nyack Center, the Orangetown Police Department is taking a noble step in forging trust with the local community. “The Orangetown Police Department is truly interested in the issue of trust and mistrust between the Police and the Nyack/Orangetown community and what – If anything – can be done to improve it,” read a press release statement.