It’s no secret that our nation as a whole is in the midst of some type of WW3 between law enforcement officials and the general public, particularly minorities. With the drastic increase in police brutality towards people of color (did the crimes increase or just media coverage?), tension between these two groups is getting back to Jim Crow levels.
While there is much to be done to rectify the situation at large, it’s always a step in the right direction when we can focus on smaller acts of kindness that should not go unnoticed.
Last Friday, the Chicago Police Department held its first “Daddy Daughter Dance” and for the girls who didn’t have fathers in their lives, sergeants and officers gladly stepped in to fill their roles, providing the girls with some much needed positive male figures.
Three difference Chicago police districts teamed up with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives to organize the event, which gave many young girls a chance to get all dolled up and be the center of attention for the first time in their lives.