Zach New Jersey

Police in Communities

This letter discusses relations between police with people in communities.

Dear President,                                                                                                                              10/25/16

Anyone can agree that it is getting old seeing all of the problems with police in the news. If police come closer with the people in certain communities then there would be a sense of trust and safety. An example of police coming together with people in communities is in Boston. CBS news explained how Boston police put 89,000 dollars into adding an ice cream truck to the fleet. It is used in “Operation Hoodsie Cup.” The operation was put on to distribute around 120,000 free ice cream to the Boston community.

Some police are being accused of racism and disrespecting people especially African Americans in communities. One way to push towards a solution to have that not happen is to create events with African American communities and police to bridge the relationship and show that the police are there to protect and serve. It would be good if in communities where there are problems police should build trust with the people.

If you agree that a solution must be found to bring communities together with their police officers, then please work towards fixing this, President. No one can argue against that having safe communities is good. 

Brielle Elementary

Eighth Grade Citizens

The students in the eighth grade who wished to post their letters are featured here. Students worked for several weeks in both Social Studies and Language Arts classes, crafting their arguments. They participated in Penpal Schools Decision 2016 as well as Media Literacy Week.

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