Panel discussion on how police handle race in America

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- High profile cases such as Trayvon Martin and the criminal justice system were discussed tonight during a panel discussion at Middle Georgia State College.

The event was titled “Two Sides of the Same Issue: Cops Vs. Community” panel discussion.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis was one of the guest speakers.

The audiences’ key questions were about racial profiling and use of deadly force.

“These discussions allow us as a community to come together and discuss ways to improve our relationship,”Sheriff Davis said.

The discussion of how police acted toward the Micheal Brown case, led to panel speaker Charles Richardson, editorial page editor of the Telegraph, comparing lessons he learned in childhood on how to deal with the police.

“My mother taught me that I can’t do the same things as my friends down the street,” Richardson said. “I had to watch myself at all times.”

Sheriff Davis encouraged students to meet people outside their usual community and that you cannot
judge someone by their appearance. 

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