Rep. Holmes Among Mass. Officials Recommending Policy Changes To Fix Racial Inequality In Policing

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More than a week later, demonstrations continue in Boston and around the country over the lives lost last week in Baton Rouge, La., Falcon Heights, Minn. and Dallas, Texas.

But some elected office holders of color here in Massachusetts say demonstrations are not enough. They've assembled a list of public policies they say could help address concerns about racial inequality in policing.

State Rep. Russell Holmes, a Boston Democrat and chairman of the Massachusetts Black and Latino legislative caucus, is one of 18 office holders signing a public letter to Gov. Charlie Baker, legislative leaders and all of the state's mayors addressing these concerns. He joined Morning Edition.

This segment aired on July 15, 2016.


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