Reimagining Community Safety
We are going to reimagine community safety in Claremont. We are not a colorblind society. When a Claremont resident picks up the phone to call the police because they saw a person of color walking in their neighborhood without causing a disturbance, that’s implicit bias. When a woman of color parks legally in her neighborhood and sits in her car to have a conversation with her mom but looks up to see a police officer tapping on her window, that’s implicit bias. When a Black man calls 911 to report a white woman is blocking a street intersection with her car but the police show-up to console her and interrogate him, that is implicit bias.