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S. E. Williams | Voice News

“Every year we must remind successive generations that this event triggered a series of events that one by one defines the challenges and responsibilities of successive generations.”

– Al Edwards

When a societal and institutional reckoning on policing was called to the fore in the wake of George Floyd’s unconscionable murder a year ago, few, if any, communities across the nation had clean hands when it came to the all too frequent use of excessive force by police against Blacks and other people of color, including right here in the inland region.

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