How police can cool down confrontations before they turn deadly

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The ways police are trained to use force and to work in communities of color are being scrutinized in the wake of shootings in Ferguson and Cleveland, as well as the death of Eric Garner in New York. Judy Woodruff discusses training with New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman, David Klinger of the University of Missouri and Ronald Hampton, former head of the National Black Police Association.

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Mr. Jones is currently the New York State Representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America. Current member of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice.  From 2006 to 2010. He served as the North East Region President of the National Black Police Association and as a national board member and Chair of the National Membership Committee of the National Black Police Association.

Mr. Jones has been a guest commentator on New York radio stations WBLS (107.5 FM), WLIB (1190 am) WRKS (98.7 FM), WBAI (99.5 FM) and Westchester’s WVOX (1460 am). Mr. Jones has appeared on local television broadcasts including Westchester News 12 “News Makers” and Aljazeera America. You can now hear Damon every Sunday on the People Before Politics Radio Show on wwwinthmixxradio.com

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