NYPD and community religious leaders come together for National Day of Faith and Blue
Just this week, two teenagers were gunned down at a Harlem fried chicken restaurant while eating. This is just one of many shootings across the city this week where violent crime is on the rise.
“If we want to stop the violence, we have to work together,” Shea said.
“It’s time to stop saying something about it but instead do something,” said civil rights activist Reverend Markel Hutchins.
The Commissioner participated in a community walk in East Flatbush, shaking hands and speaking to community members and religious leaders.
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He was joined by Rev. Markel Hutchins who launched Faith and Blue National Weekend events nationwide to improve police-community relations.
“People aren’t against the police, most people don’t feel like that,” Hutchins said.
NYPD members also distributed food and greeted families.
Forty-six states are participating in the Faith and Blue National Weekend with over 2,000 events this weekend.
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It is one of more than a hundred events to celebrate NYPD and community relations in the five boroughs over the next three days so that police officers can meet the community they serve.
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