P1 First Person: Trust, power, Trayvon, and policing

By Tom Wetzel
PoliceOne Member

Trust is power. No matter how the Trayvon Martin tragedy shakes out, it is clear that for too many African Americans, their relationship with our nation’s police officers is sadly still based on much suspicion and mistrust. Despite so much progress, it seems like one action or inaction from a single police officer or agency can quickly burst onto the national scene causing a torrent of anger and frustration. 

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