Is there an imbalance in police responses? Does Wilmington differ from other cities?
Does it makes sense for police to respond more aggressively when someone uses deadly forces against a police officer who has volunteered to risk his or her life to protect all of us?
Does a less aggressive response to others shootings indicate limited resources, the normalization of urban violence, or something else?
How can we bring together a mutual understanding of what it will take to end gun violence and make everyone safer?
Editor’s note: It would be inaccurate to deny that we also encountered a significant volume of hollow, sometimes hateful anti-police rhetoric while mining social media reactions yesterday, but other community members pushed back: