White Support For BLM Falls, And A Key Police Reform Effort Is Coming Up Short

Daniel Prude was shot and killed by police in Rochester, N.Y., after his brother called 911 on March 23. Joe Prude told NPR his brother was having a mental health crisis.

Calls like that make up an estimated 20% of police calls. NPR’s Eric Westervelt reports that efforts to reform how police respond — with crisis intervention teams — have fallen short.

And as protests for racial justice have continued, public support for the Black Lives Matter movement has fallen — especially among white Americans. NPR’s Brian Mann and Elizabeth Baker explain why activists say they need more support from white protesters.

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