"Save Our Sons" empowers young men of color - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

"Save Our Sons" empowers young men of color

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Recent headline-grabbing tragedies between police officers and young men of color have prompted lots of discussion. A local pastor has taken action. 

Pastor Reginald Buckley of Cade Chapel Missionary Baptist Church spearheaded an event called "Save Our Sons". Law Enforcement officials including JPD Chief Lee Vance and Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis were on hand. They discussed how officers and citizens can work together to avoid misunderstandings that can turn tragic.

"Wherever our young men go in this world, in the United States, they need to be prepared to know how to encounter law enforcement so they stay safe and the law enforcement officer stays safe. If there's a need for recourse, they know how to handle that at the appropriate time," Buckley says.

Attendees included people of all ages. Officials explained how to engage officers, and what citizens can do if they feel they've been treated unfairly by a member of law enforcement. 

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