What is your attitude toward ending community protest?

Martin Walsh

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What do you do in situations where community protests serve several functions for the community organizations, and they don't want to stop the protests?

I haven't run into any of that myself. I know out in California, in the Taisha Miller case where police shot her through the car window, the community wanted to continue protest activities because, I think, they were dissatisfied with the internal investigation, or dissatisfied with the Justice Department's decision not to intervene. I don't know the full extent of what our approach to them was, but there were continuous protests. Our job, what they did out there was to facilitate the protests, was to keep the protests from being violent. So it was working with the police and the community to assure peaceful protests. I don't know what the end result was.

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