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Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

editor@localnewsonly.com Nelson is a 30-year plus resident of Colleyville. He has located his privately owned businesses in Colleyville for more than 20 years. Nelson is the 2018 Empower Texans Recipient of the North Texas Conservative Leadership Award. Nelson is the founder of LNO in 2000. He served as councilman and Mayor Pro Tem of Colleyville until June 2000. Thereafter he started LNO because there was no adequate newspaper coverage. Nelson has previously worked in both radio and television during his career.

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    “However, it is a fact, more of those in the white race are killed every year by police than blacks.”

    On this issue the sheer numbers do not inform you properly. When you look at breakdowns of ethnicity in America, you see that African Americans are 13% of the population. Non-Hispanic whites are 61%. So when you break it down per 1 million of each race, African Americans are 3 times more likely to be killed by police. Otherwise you aren’t comparing equitable things.

    I’m not a proponent of defunding the police but we absolutely need reform. They can start by asking why the heck do they need all this paramilitary gear? Isn’t there better things we can spend our money on versus giving them “riot tanks” grenade launchers, etc. It’s insane how much paramilitary gear some of the police departments have

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