AP Poll Race and Policing

A Black Lives Matter demonstrator waves a flag on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in March during the Bloody Sunday commemoration in Selma, Ala.

When my son was an infant he slept in a bassinet in our bedroom right next to the bed. I remember waking up several times during the night to make sure he was still breathing fine and sleeping peacefully.

As he got older, we worried more about the impulsive decisions toddlers and young children make because they don’t have the concept of fearing consequences.