Eddie Bernice Johnson

Families affected by violence have MLK Day conversation

Loved ones of a black man fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and two law enforcement officers — one black and one white — who were ambushed and killed in the city 12 days later took part in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day discussion.

Omar Jahwar, CEO of the Dallas-based nonprofit Urban Specialists that stresses bridging the gap between the community and police among other things, said the event was "a healing conversation."

"At some point the human agenda has to supersede your personal agenda," said Jahwar, who guided the discussion billed as a dialogue about the violence as well as racial issues in America.

The participants included...

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