More officers die from suicide than from shootings and traffic accidents combined. The system is failing members of law enforcement and the communities they serve. We must de-stigmatize mental illness. We must evaluate regularly. We must increase funding. We must re-assign when applicable and not fire.
Rosa Maria Hernandez reminds us all that Law Enforcement, no matter how they interact with community members, be it positively or negatively, causes a ripple effect. Rosa shares how one officer touched her heart while she was a little girl by going above and beyond the call of duty. She's still talking about it to others as an adult. #GoodCop #TheNinetyEightPercent
Law Enforcement officers are learning that however they interact with community member, be it positively or negatively, causes a ripple effect. A #GameChanger ...community members shares how one officer touched her heart while she was a little girl by going above and beyond the call of duty. She's still talking about it to others as an adult. #GoodCop #TheNinetyEightPercent
Columbus Division of Police Officer Wil James point out that any conversations about improving law enforcment/community relations must be rooted in the honesty by stating that trust has never existed between law enforcement and black communities due to how the United States was formed and governed. #GameChanger
"Cops are trained to key in on people who are hiding something or are worried about getting caught for something, which often gets confused with people who are just stressed by law enforcement." - Senior Federal Border Patrol Agent
Check out #GameChanger event at The Ohio State University being featured by The NFL Network. Special thanks to Shelley Zimmerman and Clark Kellogg for making it happen in Columbus. Thank you to Anquan Boldin and Angela LaChica for making the NFL aware of our work.
Congratulations to Juan Carlos Jimenez-Cruz! He received a Community Service Award today for his many years of serving the community through Embrace. Juan Carlos took a leadership role mobilizing San Diego City College students to volunteer in various Embrace programs. He has redefined what it means to be a dedicated, reliable and committed community member. Thank You Juan Carlos!