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Bridging the Divide Between Police and Minority Communities

Allegra Boverman
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We pick up our recent conversation on race, policing and guns. Deadly encounters this summer between police and African Americans and the targeting of law enforcement by lone attackers have set many communities on edge.  We get a Granite State perspective on this turmoil, as well as on efforts to repair a rift that many say has been long in the making. 


  • Lt. Patrick Cheetham, Patrol Lieutenant in his 14 year with the Londonderry Police Department and 1st Vice President of the N.H. Police Association. He has also served as detective, field training officer, and crisis (SWAT) negotiator. 
  • Woullard Lett, President of Manchester NAACP.
  • Chief David Mara, Portsmouth Chief of Police and former Chief of Police in Manchester.
  • Dottie Morris, Chief Officer for Diversity and Multiculturalism at Keene State College.

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