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Everybody should be more responsible for their action — police and community residents need to be more respectful and more responsible. — Yusuf Ali, Counselor, Dorchester
Less police out there harassing our youth. There needs to be a balance. The city spends too much money on police and not enough on youth programming. — Tyree Ware, Community Organizer, Boston
Police need to stop abusing their authority. They’re supposed to protect and serve. No one is safe if they’re abusing their authority. — Twanna Tolbert, Housekeeper, Mattapan
Better communication. I think police are concerned about all the wrong things. They bother people sitting in parks and hanging out in the communities where they live. — Shonna Thomson, Unemployed, Roxbury
There’s a lot that need to be done. A lot of people don’t trust the police, even if they haven’t done anything illegal. Police are supposed to be working for us. — Phillip Lodge, Entrepreneur, Dorchester
They have to get out there and know the people. Be more human. Understand why people make the mistakes they make. — Mary D., Vendor, Dorchester
What do you think should be done to improve police relations with the community?