Connor Thompson is program director of the Enhanced Community Policing Project for the Center for Racial Justice and Criminal Justice Reform at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. He was raised in Little Rock and graduated from Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School.
Earlier this year, at Mayor Frank Scott Jr.’s urging, the Little Rock Board of Directors passed a resolution declaring community violence a public health emergency. Rightly so. Little Rock has been gripped by a gun violence epidemic. Accordingly, we should demand a policy response from our elected officials commensurate with the problem that increases safety […]