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Written by Drew Bowen - Abilene Neighborhood Initiative

Find A Way

I tried very hard to write something meaningful and worthwhile about the tragedies that have occurred in Ferguson, Missouri.

I failed.

I couldn't effectively write about my frustration and anger about how the militarization of the police or the war on drugs had affected American neighborhoods. Every time I tried to, I saw in my mind Lt. Shackleford of the Abilene Police Department walking hand-in-hand through the Alameda neighborhood with a Black preschooler during a community parade. I heard Chief Standridge fielding hard questions about Biased-Based Policing to local concerned citizens. I have seen so much good out of them...