Rep. Angela Williams
Special to The Colorado Statesman
Last fall, the West Steps of the Capitol were the scene of almost daily demonstrations by students and others motivated by what they saw as racial bias in deadly police encounters with minorities.
Those demonstrations were mainly motivated by incidents in other states. But they resonated here in Colorado because our state, unfortunately, has had problems of its own.
The trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve is damaged. Without public support, law enforcement — a difficult job but one that’s essential to a free society — becomes even harder.
WILLIAMS: POLICE REFORM REQUIRES A MORE HOLISTIC APPROACH
As the nation is gripped in the passion of a fresh new justice movement lashing out against the atrocities of police brutality, there is a grand opportunity for Colorado to take a stand and make a difference.
WILLIAMS: SENATE LOOKED BACKWARDS WITH BUSINESS AS USUAL
Our great state suffered a major setback last week when my colleagues on the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee decided to vote against 21st century Colorado in favor of 20th century business as usual.