In a nutshell here's the five-point plan:
- Justice Department, governors, mayors to work with law enforcement about training at the state and local levels in order to reduce the kind of mistrust in the system that sometimes currently exists.
- Examine the "stand your ground law" the law which agrees that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms even if there’s a way for them to exit from a situation.
- spend some time in thinking about how do we bolster and reinforce our African American boys.
- Gather together business leaders and local elected officials and clergy and celebrities and athletes, and figure out how are we doing a better job helping young African American men feel that they’re a full part of this society and that they’ve got pathways and avenues to succeed.
- Do some soul-searching.
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