The shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in Missouri is prompting a community meeting in Roanoke. Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown’s death has led to two weeks of protests in suburban St. Louis. Some Roanoke residents are concerned and want to speak with local police. There’s a community dialogue with Roanoke Police Chief Chris Perkins tonight at Clean Cut Barber Shop on the corner of Melrose and 11th Street at 7 p.m.
(Continue reading for post from Community Cultivators DBA Community Outreach Division Inc. Facebook page)
Post from Community Cultivators DBA Community Outreach Division Inc. Facebook page:
“Our agenda for the next community meeting is to have open discussion, ask questions, and address issues to gain and have better communications between Citizens of our Community and the Roanoke City Police Department. Police Chief Perkins will be in attendance at the upcoming community meeting to answer any questions, issues, and concerns. Please write down every question that you may have, so we can cover and address every issue and concern. I ask that everyone come peacefully, with a positive attitude to move forward in bettering our community and to gain better relations. Let our past be a learning experience and let’s move forward. Our community meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 26, at 7pm and every Tuesday afterwards at 7pm. The location is 612 11th street (Community Barber Shop on the salon side of the barbershop) Working Together To Make A Difference.”