Thanks to a New York State Park Police Officer, a young 9-year-old African-American girl is now supporting police officers – and the story helped restore support of public safety across-the-country.
The young girl – De’andra Brown – had been worried about police hurting blacks. But when she met a New York police officer in the past few days, she saw her so kind, it changed her point-of-view!
“We see that people are recognizing that there are many good police officers – and that many show true affection and kindness to blacks,” observed Safe America CEO Len Pagano. “With the positive reports that Newsy and other media are now sharing, it’s reducing the stress – and can help get things back to normal.”
Pagano noted that Newsy has been exemplary in telling objective news – not biased. Other media networks are also stressing their neutrality in reporting stories such as I-24 New.
“It’s pleasing to see some networks are not trying to slant their stories either to the left – or to the right,” Pagano commented. “Training journalists to be objective and neutral is a critical issue that universities need to reinforce and stay committed to.”
Pagano noted that because of its excellence, Newsy will be nominated for a 2020 WorldSafe Journalism Award. The final winner will be introduced Nov. 7 at the WorldSafe Fall Forum at the Georgia International Convention Center.