In an effort to foster better understanding between police and the people they have recently handcuffed in their own homes, President Barack Obama today named this Thursday "Drink a Beer With Someone Who Arrested You Day."
Explaining his decision, the President told reporters, "When tempers run a little high, there's one thing that always helps people think a little more rationally: beer."
The President said he hoped that his proclamation would result in thousands of get-togethers around the country between police officers and the innocent people they recently arrested.
For members of minority communities who have not been arrested recently, Mr. Obama had reassuring words: "The week's still young." More here.