African American Community, Tracy, Elinor Ostrom discussed on TED Talks Daily

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Tracy, Kaz e recorded live at Ted salon, bright line initiative, twenty eighteen. Friends. I look at this photograph and I have to ask myself, you know, I think I've seen this somewhere before people marching in the street for Justice, but I know it's not the same photograph that I would have seen because I wouldn't take my oaks to be a police officer until nineteen Eighty-nine. And I've been in the business for over twenty five years and identifying as African American woman. I know things have gotten better, but even as I learned about public safety, I wondered if what I was doing on the street was hurting are harming the community. And I often wondered if you know how did they perceive me this woman in uniform. But there's one thing that I knew I knew there was a way that we could do this probably difference or better a way that preserved dignity and guarantee Justice, but I also knew that police could not do it alone. It's the co-production pub. Safety. There's a lot of history with us. You know, we know. Loss. The relationship between the African American community and the police is painful. One often filled with mistrust is been studied by social scientists. It has been studied by government all both promising hopeful new ways, long-term fixes. But all we want is to be safe and our safety is intertwined and that we know in order to have great relationships and relationships built on trust that we're going to have to have communication. And in this advent in this text of the world that we've got going on trying to do this with social media, it's very difficult thing to do. We also have to examine our current policing practices and we have to set those things aside at no longer service. So in New York, that meant stop question frisk that meant really holding up the numbers as opposed to relationships. And it really didn't allow the officers the opportunity to get to know the community in which they serve. But you see there is a better way and we know it's called co production. So in the nineteen seventies Elinor Ostrom came up with the theory really called co production in this is how it works. He bring people into the space that come with separate expertise, and you also come with new ideas, lived experience, and you produce a new knowledge. And when you produce that new knowledge and you.

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