Bishop John Selders of Amistad UCC and Trinity College and David McGuire, Executive Director of the Connecticut American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), were featured guests in a conversation on police reform. Participants discussed the merits of body cameras, the need for better training for police officers, protests and demonstrations like the Black Lives Matter movement, and the need for creative thinking regarding solutions to police violence. Mr. McGuire commented that the prevailing thought of a “few bad apples” in police departments is inaccurate. Police misconduct is much more widespread in a culture of silence. The ACLU works every day to combat police misconduct, but it is deeply entrenched. Bishop Selders described his work with Moral Monday CT, a faith-based advocacy group, and concluded that all people, in whatever way suits them, need to get involved in issues.
Inspiration to Action