A “vocal minority,” according to Rev. Markel Hutchins is dominating discussions on policing.
On “Sunday Night In America,” civil rights activist Rev. Markel Hutchins addresses ways that can restore public safety and belief in law enforcement.
To start resetting talks about police community engagement, Rev. Markel Hutchins said on “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy that we must turn to one another, our faith in one another and our confidence in God.
Trey Gowdy, the FOX News host, started his discussion with Rev. Markel Hutchins by considering how important it is to have faith in the police.
Gowdy brought up Tyre Nichols’ death at the hands of uniformed police in Memphis, Tennessee, and questioned Rev. Markel Hutchins about how communities might work together with law enforcement in the wake of such horrific events.
Rev. Markel Hutchins at Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy
Rev. Markel Hutchins stated that what we have witnessed over the last few years whether it was Tyree Nichols or George Floyd or any of the other incidents have really been used in many instances to put a line between law enforcement and communities when the truth of the matter is that that the majority of the American people regardless of religious or political views, significantly support the law enforcement professionals.
The level of crime, violence, and carnage witnessed in Memphis, Rev. Markel Hutchins continued, may triggered the police officers involved in the Nichols tragedy to a place where they no longer had a sense of humanity about the people they are policing.
Rev. Markel Hutchins also claimed that “the vocal minority” has dominated discussions regarding views toward law enforcement.
Rev. Markel Hutchins emphasized that regardless of our differences, it is necessary for us to gather at tables for healing and reconciliation in order to start genuinely bridging divides and enlisting the help of local communities in promoting public safety.
Rev. Markel Hutchins spoke on his involvement in organizing rallies, marches, and demonstrations as well as his steadfast commitment to social justice and civil rights.
Rev. Markel Hutchins criticized recent violent protests and marches for falling short of the goal of nonviolent social change.
Rev. Markel Hutchins also spoke about his role in starting the national Faith and Blue Weekend initiative which is the largest police community outreach program in American history.
This program enables faith-based organizations of all kinds to work with law enforcement to provide access to the locals that these officers are pledged to protect and serve.