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Alum Tapped for White House Task Force

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Alumnus Jose Lopez ’09, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the new White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the White House Press office announced yesterday. The task force, created in the wake of the police-involved deaths of black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, is aimed at strengthening community policing and trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Lopez, lead organizer at Make the Road New York (MRNY), a Brooklyn-based non-profit community organization, majored in sociology, with a minor in labor studies.

 

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