We need significant police changes to protect white and black villagers.

We need to end qualified immunity and arbitration in contracts.

We need to move some police finances into social workers who can deal with domestic disputes, mental illness and homelessness, so police are freed to focus on robberies and burglaries.

Police must be thoroughly trained in de-escalation, and the use of lethal force must be restricted.

We must prohibit the use choke holds.

Tom Ard

Oak Park

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