Opinion Street Beat West Edition

STREET BEAT: ‘What can be done to improve relations between minorities and the police?’

Compiled by Debra Varnado in Jefferson Park and West Adams.

Duran Bowie Inglewood “If you don’t have the relationship factor with the police, you are not going to have a friendly relationship at all.”
Duran Bowie
Inglewood
“If you don’t have the relationship factor with the police, you are not going to have a friendly relationship at all.”

 

Elaine Brumley Long Beach “The police should become more active in the community like they did in the old days by attending block club meetings; going to the … schools to get to know the kids.”
Elaine Brumley
Long Beach
“The police should become more active in the community like they did in the old days by attending block club meetings; going to the … schools to get to know the kids.”
Toby Tobias West Adams “The community needs to be educated in how to interact with police officers. “
Toby Tobias
West Adams
“The community needs to be educated in how to interact with police officers. “