The Sarasota County Branch-NAACP is inviting local residents to a gathering of community groups and local law enforcement on Wednesday in the wake of the shooting of police officers in Dallas and a rash of police shootings of black men, including in Louisiana and Minnesota.

The NAACP event is scheduled to be held Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bethel CME Church, 1719 22nd St. in Sarasota.

“We are asking all members of the Sarasota Community to participate in the upcoming Community Conversation … concerning the recent events that have happened around our country over the past 72 hours and how do we move forward in Sarasota,” a statement from the group said Friday. “It is time for a frank discussion with our community and law enforcement.”
Herald Tribune, Friday July 8

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