‘We reject the race card’
: For those of you who are not familiar with the police-shootings controversy in Boston, read this
. Wayne Woodlief outlines what’s at stake, and why more leaders have to talk sense to the police union. Meanwhile, the dignity of black community leaders never ceases to amaze. Here’s Woodlief: “Because (Police Commissioner Evans) has kept faith with that community in the past, however, the commissioner is being cut some slack there. ‘We reject the race card’ being played by some young black protesters, said a statement by several religious leaders who have worked with Evans for community policing and gang control. The Rev. Eugene Rivers said Evans has shaped Boston's force into ‘the most progressive’ in the nation and helped bring hundreds of thousands of dollars to Boston for community policing, recreation, culture and other benefits.” ... Bottom line: Rank-and-file police, who have legitimate concerns about safety, need to accept the olive branch being extended to them.