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The president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, offers a speech before attending a meeting to stop the crisis of synthetic opiates in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States, on March 19, 2018. EFE / Cj Gunther

During a speech last Monday in New Hampshire, the president promised to "free" the United States from the serious epidemic of drug abuse.

[OP-ED]: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?

 06/28/2017 - 11:44
Even at the pivotal moment Castile very straightforwardly tells Yanez, “Sir, I do have to tell you, I have a firearm on me.” Yanez calmly says, “Don’t reach for it, then. Don’t pull it out.”  CNN.com Dashcam video

 My brother-in-law, a volunteer constable in a small Arkansas town, once said that the answer to the tensions and violence between motorists of color and the police was for law enforcement to treat those they are sworn to protect with respect and politeness.