- Cedric Alexander: Three days in July demonstrate how serious the problem is
- Police and communities must cooperate; the alternative is to live in a state of fear, he says
Cedric L. Alexander is a CNN law enforcement analyst and director of public safety at the DeKalb County Police Department in Georgia. He is a former national president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)July 5, 6, 7 -- these three days in Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas send a powerful message about what needs to change in America. The stakes are profound and go way beyond the political debate over Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter.