Will having a full-time Dallas police liaison make a difference?
Jan Brubaker — "Absolutely, because it opens a line of communication between the police and the gay community."
Lisa Andrews — "I think it’s good because if people in the gay community are targeted for a hate crime or had something of a sensitive nature happen, they would be more likely to talk to her."
Josh Manes — "Yes, because they can help other police understand and work with the community."
Alan Josephson — "Absolutely in terms of security issues around neighborhoods. For awareness, perspective and to make sure that what happened in Fort Worth doesn’t happen here."
Linda Evans — "Yes, if she’s not just a figurehead, it is progress. It’s good to have someone here to contact."
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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 5, 2010.