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Youth Summit teaches young people how to interact appropriately with community


A youth summit this weekend will teach young people how to interact appropriately with the law enforcement community.

The Project Unity USA Town Hall Youth Summit is Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. inside the cafeteria at Burke High School, at 244 President St.

"The problem that I see is that the community is afraid of law enforcement and I'm hoping this would be a way to bring the community and law enforcement together," Project Unity Charleston Director Marlvis "Butch" Kennedy said. "We will also have speakers teaching our youth how to interact with law enforcement in hopes that we can avoid another tragic situation like the one with Mr. Walter Scott.”

Scott was shot and killed in April while running away from a North Charleston police officer.

Live 5 News anchor Raphael James will serve as moderator for the summit. The public is welcome to attend.  According to Kennedy, panelists scheduled to appear are Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon and Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen.

Project Unity USA describes itself as a non-profit organization, that works with the community and community leaders, to bring cultures together from all walks of life, to repair relationships in our communities and law enforcement.

For more information, log on to http://www.projectunityusa.org

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