by: Scott McCaulley
The Harrison Community Task Force on Race Relations has begun a messaging campaign saying “Now is Not the Time to Stay Silent” when it comes to Racism and Bigotry.
Layne Ragsdale with the Task Force was a guest on the Community Party Line Program on BOOTZ Country last week talking about the work of the Task Force and how recent events including the death of George Floyd last week at the hands of a Police Officer in Minneapolis has led to all sorts of protests, both peaceful and violent.
Ragsdale also says that not speaking out about it now misses an opportunity to push toward a goal of meaningful reform.
Ragsdale went on to tell show hosts Coleman Taylor and Lisa Johnson that one of the key’s to addressing the mistrust between Law Enforcement and different segments of the community is an assessment of the entire Criminal Justice System.
The entire interview with Layne Ragsdale can be found on the BOOTZ Country Facebook Page.