Over the years, New York City has seen its share of police and community relations being frayed. In the Bronx, we can mention some of the notables like Amadou Diallo, a Guinean immigrant who was shot 41 times in the vestibule of his building, among others.
Today the New York City Police Department is making an effort to engage more with the community, by organizing events, especially with children. (See flyer below)
The 40th Precinct has a sizeable African population, and we encourage those families to participate in this event, to continue to foster the police and community relations.
Is this enough? Time will tell, but we do know that the African Community, particularly in the Bronx, has made an effort to engage positively with the Police Department. On September 25, 2020, the Police Commissioner Dermot Shea met with African Muslim Clergy and Community Leaders to discuss ways of ensuring the peace and security of all Bronxites.
It is our hope that there will be many more of such engagements. In the meantime, please share the flyer with your friends, families, and networks. This is for the kids to enjoy a safe halloween celebration.