September 22, 2017

Library Program on Police Turns Out Calmly After All

By LJ Staff

A February 21 program at the St. Joseph County Public Library, South Bend,
IN, on what residents should do when stopped by police generated a lot more
controversy before it actually happened. Members of the local police department
were dismayed by a library display promoting the program, saying it was
one-sided and would further rather than reduce confrontations between officers
and the public. They were further miffed that the program would feature a lawyer
but no police. In the end, however, the South
Bend Tribune
deemed the event “a lesson in calm,” and even the 30
officers who attended—out of more than 200 people—said it was