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African American men say more work needed to improve police relations

Elaine Houston
Created: April 21, 2021 05:35 PM

While the conviction of Derek Chauvin on all counts caused many people to celebrate, when it comes to some African American men, the reaction was cautious optimism. They say despite the verdict, when they encounter police, their first response will still be to survive and come out of that encounter alive.

Alfonso Rodriguez and Jamil Hood both decided not to watch much of the trial.

When their phones started blowing up with texts and celebratory messages after the verdict, they didn't join in.

They say the work needed to prevent another incident like the one that took Floyd's life still needs to be done.

Hear more about what they would like to see as a start and beyond by watching the video of Elaine Houston's story.


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