Pastor Bryan Carter of the Concord Church in Dallas, Texas was one of the many faith leaders present at the city’s prayer vigil for the five Dallas officers who were killed in an ambush attack on July 7, 2016.
Although the vigil was for the fallen officers, Carter reminded us that there is a bigger issue at hand that needs to be resolved, he explained exclusively to BlackAmericaWeb.com:
“We’ve got to realize the pain that is happening between the black community and law enforcement. That these are not issues we are making up. These are not random issues. We can’t explain away every issue. He was reaching for something. He was doing this. I mean every time we look up we have an explanation for why he was shot. We’ve got to really address these issues head on.”
Carter hopes these recent tragedies are the “tipping point” towards change, telling us, “Perhaps this kind of tragedy in three consecutive days can begin to help us to have some real conversations both on the law enforcement side but also around the matters of race because both of these all go together. ”
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