New Season of OWN’s “For Peete’s Sake” Tackles Police-Related Shootings
Season two of “For Peete’s Sake,” starring the family of Holly and Rodney Peete, returns this Saturday, February 16 at 10pm ET/PT.
The show is taking on various social issues this year, including the growing concern of the safety of Holly and Rodney’s three sons, one of whom, 18-year-old RJ, is autistic. Given the various tragedies involving young black men and police, they worry about how their boys will handle these situations.
The Peete’s HollyRod Foundation hosted a Town Hall Meeting recently, which featured Charles Kinsey — the unarmed Miami behavioral therapist who was shot by police while caring for his autistic patient.
When television producer Ray Dotch covered the Ferguson protests and Baltimore riots, his intention was to share the reality of these events with the rest of the world. Then, Dotch became part of the story himself: In 2015, Keith Lamont Scott, Dotch’s brother-in-law, was fatally shot in the back and abdomen by a police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here, Dotch shares his unique perspective about what he says is the tension between the police and the community, and addresses the issue he believes we can no longer “tiptoe” around if change is ever to be effected.
* Do Police Have Issues with Disrespect? A Former Officer Weighs In
Desc: Why do some police interactions escalate to the point of violence? Ray Dotch, a television producer and the brother-in-law of police shooting victim Keith Lamont Scott, wonders whether it has to do with officers’ sensitivity to disrespect. During a panel discussion about policing and autism, organized by Holly and Rodney Peete, former Officer Stanley Campbell weighed in on Dotch’s question, saying that there’s something even bigger going on and that it must be addressed within police departments in order to save lives.
* Former Officers Shed Light on the Inner Workings of Typical Police Departments
Desc: During a panel discussion on autism and policing, organized by Holly and Rodney Peete, two former police officers shed light on the inner workings of typical police departments. From community liaisons to protocols for post-traumatic stress disorder, here are the things they want you to know.
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