Thursday, February 19, 2015

PA. Legislative Black Caucus and police said to meet for first time ever | News | witf.org

Written by Ben Allen and Radio Pennsylvania | Feb 17, 2015 2:12 PM
(Harrisburg) -- Those who make laws in Pennsylvania recently met with those who enforce the laws.

It's believed to be the first time the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus has come together to talk with the state's Chief of Police Association.

The meeting focused on finding common ground and getting a better understanding of different viewpoints.

Chairwoman of the caucus, Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown, says many of the issues are systemic.

"Until we stop and really go back and talk about it and say there are people who are feeling negatively impacted by your feelings and your actions, then how will you know how to stop it?" says the Democrat from Philadelphia.

Brown says public hearings around the state could be next.

Most of the members on the black caucus hail from Philadelphia and Allegheny counties, though Representative Patti Kim of Dauphin County also sits on it.

Kim does not have any African American heritage, but represents a district that is predominantly African American.
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