Kids, police officers bond at Blazers game

October 8, 2016 By

A group of local kids and police officers are doing their part to break down barriers at a time when racial tensions are high.

“We just want to build trust and relationships and have conversations with the kids and police,” said Sam Sachs of The No Hate Zone.

A dozen police officers and 22 kids from the Blazers Boys and Girls Club watched Friday night’s preseason game from a suite at the Moda Center. It was an attempt to fix what is described as a fractured relationship between law enforcement and communities of color. Kids and officers alike seemed to appreciate the event.

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