If the Black Lives Matter movement wants to do something useful, it should work to train the black community, particularly young men, on what their rights and obligations are when they are stopped by police.
"This is a peace rally".
Sunday's protest came at a time when race relations and police shootings have been thrust into the national spotlight.
"There's too much violence in the black community", Giuliani said.
"I'm out here in support of the movement".
As tensions continue to grow across the nation, the Black Lives Matter movement comes to Syracuse Monday. What I don't agree with is when they yell out in their demonstrations, as I've heard them do, "kill the police, kill the pigs, destroy police". Just before the shooting, Jackson, who was Black, posted about the internal struggle he felt as an officer after the killing of Alton Sterling. "It was lovely to see the youth coming out passionately and peacefully fighting for justice", he said.
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Police Chief Frank Fowler came out to speak with protesters.
After the rally, Bishop said the next step is to meet with Donnelly. Now, they know that every one of them has a target on their backs, yet they still go out and try to protect us.
"I talked with a couple of officers beforehand saying that we needed to be the example", Bey said. The protest was peaceful, sending positive messages to people gathered.
"We want our police to be safe there are definitely steps that we can do not just within the police force and within our communities", Caleb Roeher said. "And from a standpoint of honor, I think he should show up".
"Acknowledgment doesn't change anything", Smith said.
"When we dismiss what we here black folks telling us, and instead we get defensive about it and get upset; It makes them feel completely misunderstood", said Freeport Resident Janet Plante.