Police Chief James Sheppard and Sgt. Justin Collins of the Rochester Police Department tell us about a new youth initiative called the Police Activities League or PAL, as it’s known. It was formed to help bridge the gap between police and kids in the community. The group is hosting a book drive and delivering those books to two city schools. We'll also hear about a billboard campaign spreading the message that Rochester police "Got Your Back."
Local attorney and Rochester City School District board member Van White has written a provocatively titled book called, "F-it!". It details the frustrations African-American men have when it comes to the justice system and their experience with it as well as discrimination in the workplace. It also includes steps people can take to make a difference in their community.
Plus, the Rochester Genesee Valley Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs is hosting it's 54th annual "Founder's Day" awards. We'll learn how the group selects its award recipients and how it encourages local women-- and men-- to reach their fullest potential. PAL Book Drive
Wednesday, April 25th 7am-7pm
630 W. Ridge Road and World Gym 1717 East Avenue
Drop Off New And Gently Used Books Founder's Day Awards
Sunday, April 29th 2:30 pm
Radisson Inn, 175 Jefferson Road