One of the founders of the original Ten Point Coalition says when it comes to crime and police relationships with minority communities, there is a big difference in the approach taken by the Black church and Black politicians.
Reverend Eugene Rivers helped create the Ten Point Coalition in Boston in the 1990s, which Indianapolis’ is modeled after.
Rivers says while it is important for police to have a open communication with the community, there is also a need for “tough love” in Black community when it comes to those who would break the law.
You can hear the conversation above in the Leon-Tailored Audio clip. It runs less than seven minutes.