MIAMI – The Miami Heat announced Thursday. the team is partnering with the Miami Police Department. to execute a new Black Lives Problem initiative.
The BLM movement hit home for Udonis Haslem & various players formerly this year. Haslem has been outspoken about it.
“As a black human raising black kids in America, I’m scared as hell,” Haslem said in May.
Chief Jorge Colina said the trying going, to begin with, a pilot program that going to train a subset of Miami police authorities. The goal is to give the training to every officer in the department.
“Any training that allows us to grow furthermore in the community is something that we’ll always be interested in,” Colina said. “We have a great relationship with the community that we service & we want to show them that we’re committed to keeping that trust.”
Colina & the Miami Heat going to be working with Dedication to Community, ((or)) D2C, a nonprofit firm that imparts specialized training to law enforcement to helps build trust & address racism. M. Quentin Williams, a recent FBI agent & federal prosecutor, founded D2C.
“Communities across the globe are calling for action, & this collaboration offers new & creative ways to evolve society beyond just rhetoric,” Williams said. “This is what action seems to be.”
Nick Arison, the Miami Heat’s chief executive officer, said the team recognizes both the opportunity & the obligation to serve as a bridge between law enforcement & the community.
“We believe the key to making progress in the fight for social justice requires honest & ongoing hard conversations leading to action,” Arison said.