Families affected by violence to have MLK Day conversation

Staff Writer

DALLAS (AP) — Loved ones of a black man fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and two law enforcement officers — one black and one white — ambushed and killed in that city 12 days later will take part in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day discussion.
"I just feel like love is the key. If we just go about this loving one another and not judging one another, I feel as if things will be better," said Trenisha Jackson, whose husband, Montrell Jackson, described the difficulties of being both a black man and a police officer in a Facebook post days before his death. Trenisha Jackson will join in the conversation Monday in Dallas.
Omar Jahwar, CEO of the Dallas-based nonprofit Urban Specialists , said he hopes his group's event, which is billed as a conversation about the violence as well as racial issues in America, sends "a signal of unity out."...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.