Black police – then and now

These two recent NPR stories on the experiences of black police are worth noting. Here’s Today’s story about a black police woman in Nashua New Hampshire. She thinks of her two year old black son getting shot by a cop while her white step daughter asks how she can to out to work after Dallas when she could be shot by a fellow black for being a police officer.

Then there was this interview in the 1970’s by Chicago’s Studs Turkel of one of Chicago’s few black policemen and what he dealt with in a hostile white police force. I am not sure it in this segment but afterward he was interviewed in 2016 and described finding human feces in his police locker.