With the protests sparked by George Floyd's death at the hands (or, really, knee) of a white police officer, what is the plan moving forward?
We can't keep protesting forever. It brings awareness, but doesn't move the issue along. We need leadership that can gather the disparate groups together and begin dialogues with the police, their unions, and with our elected leaders. We need someone who can find successful programs, perhaps like that in Austin, TX, to begin policy change.
Will it be the Black Lives Matter group? Will it be a group of pastors? Elected officials? Who will lead us forward so this issue doesn't disappear as it has before?
Now is the time to dig in and begin the work of fixing some of our problems. Scrutinize police union contracts. Push for citizen oversight and transparency. Keep your eyes on the ball and don't for a minute let it out of your sight.