Listen: A Conversation on Community Policing

Over the past few months, hundreds of thousands of Americans have signed petitions on our We the People petitions platform related to community policing, in the wake of the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and others. This week, we invited these petition signers to join a White House call about improving community-police relations.

Yesterday’s conversation participants included:

  • Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity
  • Brittany Packnett, Member of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing
  • DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist
  • David Wilkinson, Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation

During the call, they highlighted new steps we’re taking to improve community-police relations through the use of open data, demilitarizing local police forces, and other recommendations from the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

The participants also answered some questions that petition signers submitted in advance of the call — questions such as what we can achieve by looking at police data on a national level, or how we can change the view of the community to one where police are seen as “guardians” instead of “occupiers.”

If you missed yesterday’s call, you can listen to the full discussion below. (And if you want to be in the loop about future events like this, make sure to visit We the People and add your voice by creating or signing a petition.)

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This is Why Hillary Clinton’s Vision is Just the Lazy Politics of Yesterday.

Hillary Clinton’s ideas aren’t just bad; they suffer from a dangerous lack of imagination and inspiration. Read the reasons why Hillary’s vision is just the lazy politics of yesterday.

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National Jewish American Heritage Month: What It Means to Be Part of the Jewish American Community

Jewish American values are woven into the fabric of American life and have shaped the progress we’ve made as a country. That history has fundamentally shaped the President’s personal views and leadership. As he told The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg: 

“To me, being pro-Israel and pro-Jewish is part and parcel with the values that I’ve been fighting for since I was politically conscious and started getting involved in politics. There’s a direct line between supporting the right of the Jewish people to have a homeland and to feel safe and free of discrimination and persecution, and the right of African Americans to vote and have equal protection under the law.”

Today at 11:00 am ET, in honor of National Jewish American Heritage Month, President Obama will address the Adas Israel congregation in Washington, D.C., the first synagogue in the U.S. to be addressed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch his remarks live:

But before he speaks, he will meet with a few leaders in of the Jewish faith, who help tell our American story. See what these remarkable individuals have to say about the Jewish American heritage:

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‘Titanic’ Global Economy May “Collapse” Warn HSBC – Gold Is Lifeboat

-“The world economy is like an ocean liner without lifeboats …” – HSBC – Four areas of high risk identified by HSBC – Risk of stock market crash – Pension funds and insurers may not meet obligations – Chinese recession may drag U.S. into recession or depression – Premature rate rise would expose very fragile […]

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What They’re Saying: Military Leaders Respond to the President’s Call to Battle Climate Change

Yesterday, President Obama delivered the commencement address to the 134th Cadet Class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The President congratulated the class on all they had achieved over the last four years, but reminded them of the challenges they wi…
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Keeping Up with the Cabinet: Honoring 45 American Companies for Export Excellence

This week, I had the honor of presenting 45 American companies with the President’s “E” and “E” Star Awards, a recognition awarded to U.S. businesses that have made significant contributions to U.S. exports. These awardees, which range from small- and medium- sized businesses to household names, understand the importance of exports to their bottom line, American jobs, and the U.S. economy.

Increasing U.S. exports is a top priority for President Obama and our entire Administration. With our support, America’s private sector made 2014 another record year, selling $2.35 trillion of goods and services to overseas markets. Exports also supported 11.7 million private sector jobs in 2014, an all-time high.

We are achieving these new records because the 300,000 U.S. businesses that export, including our “E” awardees, understand that their competitiveness depends on reaching the 96 percent of the world’s customers who live beyond our borders. They are companies like Vac Pac, a family-owned business in Baltimore, whose company first won the “E” Award in 1966. Their “E” Star recognition 50 years later is a reflection of their consistent contributions to U.S. export growth.

We also honored household names like Harley Davidson, which has exported their iconic motorcycles for over a century.

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