Reactionary denizens might regard any sign of community outreach and understanding as a sign of weakness . . . But it might be important in preventing tragedy.
Moreover . . .
Over the past few years we've seen small towns in Missouri & Kansas surprisingly embrace more meaningful conversations with law enfrocement.
And so . . . . It's probably a good thing that local college students won't be getting curb stomped any time soon.
To be fair . . . There's no denying that (somewhat) recent mass shootings signal that Lawrence can be a tough place from time to time.
Here's a peek at a shift in police tactics . . .
"Lawrence Police Chief Rich Lockhart said the change comes after meeting with community members to hear their input and concerns about the department."National news coverage of tragic events has brought many questions and comments surrounding the department’s approach to chokeholds and no-knock warrants. As we seek to reimagine policing in Lawrence, including being responsive to our community, I am banning no-knock search warrants and chokeholds," Lockhart said in a statement."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Lawrence Police Department announced Saturday that it will be banning the no-knock warrants and chokeholds. Police Chief Rich Lockhart said the change comes after meeting with community members with varying levels of input and concerns related to the Police Department.