Blacks, Jews and the Police

by Divine Design News Service

Former NBA player Michael Williams, owner of 3I Construction, with officers from the Dallas Police Department. Williams is a member of BLEWS.

Former NBA player Michael Williams, owner of 3I Construction, with officers from the Dallas Police Department. Williams is a member of BLEWS.

Recently, members of the Dallas Police Department and members of the BLEWS organization met to discuss ways in which the community-minded forum, consisting of members from the black and Jewish communities,  might assist police officials   in the work that they do to serve and protect the citizens of Dallas.
The monthly  meeting was held at the Dallas Holocaust Museum.. Six members from the police department attended, including members of its community relations division,  and veteran officers from  the department.
“We extend our condolences to each of you for the loss that you sustained in July,” said Ken Glaser, the co-founder of BLEWS in North Texas. “We are interested in working with you,  and learning how we as an organization can assist you in your efforts.”
Sergeant Shannon Browning, who performs  charitable and mentoring work in Dallas when he is not serving  as a police officer said, “the police department is interested in working with groups such yours. We believe that together we can make our city a better place for all of its people. We are grateful for your interest,  and for your reaching out to the department.” Sergeant Browning said that many officer see their work as a calling.
Pastor Carl Sherman, a former mayor of Desoto and BLEWS member, said that he appreciated the work of law enforcement officials, and that he believed that citizens must work with law enforcement to bring about peace and justice in our society. “We are all in this together,” Pastor Sherman said.
Officer James Songer, who regularly meets with business and community groups in downtown Dallas, said that he and other members of the department were available at any time to work with Dallas residents to promote togetherness,  and to reach shared goals and objectives. “This meeting is very important,” he said.
Each of the 22 members of the BLEWS organization who were present  commented, telling their guests that their organization  was   committed to  creating a just and equitable society, and that they were personally  committed to seeing  that it became  a reality