White Support For Black Lives Matter Is Falling : Consider This from NPR Daniel Prude died of asphyxia a week after his brother called 911 on March 23. His death was ruled a homicide. 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.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
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White Support For BLM Falls, And A Key Police Reform Effort Is Coming Up Short

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

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

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

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Protesters march on September 7 following the release of video evidence that showed the death of Daniel Prude while in the custody of Rochester Police in Rochester, N.Y. Maranie R. Staab/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters march on September 7 following the release of video evidence that showed the death of Daniel Prude while in the custody of Rochester Police in Rochester, N.Y.

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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.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis and Andrea de Leon. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.