With more than two million people participating in a national campaign to stop the use of so-called “superpredators” in the U.S., and with the White House working with the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP to fight for change, it’s no surprise that some have been wondering why “innocent” projects are so important.
And it seems as though we may finally have answers to that question.
In a series of tweets on Friday, President Trump asked if “innocents” were “the only ones” who were interested in protecting the public from the threat posed by “super-predators.”
He continued, “Why aren’t you doing more to stop these monsters?”
The tweet, which has been retweeted over 1.7 million times, is part of an effort by the White, Black and Brown Outreach Initiative, a group dedicated to helping young black and brown people stop being victims of police violence.
It was created by the organization’s co-founder, Sam Dickson, in the wake of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014, and is intended to draw attention to the fact that the “super predators” of the world do exist and that, “despite all of our rhetoric and laws, we still have a problem.”
“We’re trying to get young people to think about what they are, who they are and how they relate to the rest of society,” Dickson told BuzzFeed News.
“We see young people being killed by police and we see young men of color, we see the same types of stories that we see in our own communities.
We’re trying not to let them get to that point and we’re trying in this way to build a coalition that can address that issue.”
Dickson is a professor of political science at the University of Missouri and the director of the Black Youth Project 100 program.
The program has helped build the support of youth organizations, churches and other organizations to oppose racial profiling and other forms of police brutality.
“I think we’re in a really interesting time right now in the world of social justice,” he said.
“People are seeing the importance of civil rights in the fight for justice.
People are feeling like this is a bigger fight than just about anything that they have fought for and for so long.””
It’s important to talk about the importance, because there is still a big disconnect,” he added.”
You can’t just be a good citizen and do nothing.
You have to speak out.
It’s a big responsibility to be a part of the conversation.”
The first step, Dickson said, is educating people.
The first step is speaking up.
“It can be pretty difficult to speak up and be a voice for justice when you’re in the middle of an incident.
But if you’re willing to speak, then you can have an impact.”
As a professor at the Missouri University, Dicksons research on racial profiling was focused on how the police use of force was influenced by racial biases and stereotypes, which led to “white people being disproportionately targeted and shot by police.”
Dicksons work focused on the use and impact of the “broken windows” theory of policing, which posits that police officers should be more proactive when stopping and questioning people in order to prevent crimes.
“People say, ‘Well, the broken windows theory is not the reason we have crime.
But I think that we have a really big problem,'” he said, explaining that the idea of a “broken window” policing approach was a response to police brutality and racial disparities that have persisted for decades.”
When people think about crime, they think about a problem that’s not a result of the law.
But when it comes to policing, we have these problems where people have access to guns, we’ve got these problems in schools, we got these issues in communities.”
The “broken-windows” theory is one of the more common forms of policing that has been proposed for the past decade, with advocates for police reform arguing that “broken” means that a police officer is not necessarily looking for suspects.
“The idea of breaking windows is not about breaking things,” said Dickson.
“It’s about making sure that you’re not just making sure you can arrest a suspect and put him in jail, but you’re also making sure we have good policing practices, and that you have good police departments and good programs.
It’s a way of getting the community involved and not just a one-size-fits-all approach, but trying to really take into account the whole person, the whole situation.””
So you’re talking about policing, where you’re policing, you’re trying really hard to address the issues that affect people.
But you’re actually doing that in a very aggressive way,” he continued.
The president’s tweet is not without its detractors, including some conservative media outlets that have criticized the “innovative” approach to policing