America’s Mayors–“We’re Afraid For Our Police”
By: Taylor Gee and Ben Wofford
August 08, 2016
A year after America’s mayors declared their concern that “Ferguson could happen to us,” a more multifaceted anxiety over the relationship between police and minority communities has taken hold in the country’s city halls, a new POLITICO MAGAZINE survey finds.
During one of the most tumultuous summers in urban politics, ignited by the murder of eight police officers after more controversial police shootings of black men, more than half of mayors say they are very worried about the safety of their black citizens but nearly three- quarters of mayors say they now fear for their officers’ lives as well. $America_s Mayors_ ‘We_re Afraid for Our Police_ – POLITICO Magazine