This is an update of the story I told you about last week where Burmese and Bhutanese refugees in Syracuse, NY were being attacked by Blacks. The Police Department has assigned two officers to help the new refugees. From Metro Voices:
Dzenan and Varosh can related to Nar. They came here as refugees–Dzenan, from Bosnia and Varosh, from Armenia. They both worked as refugee caseworkers at the Catholic Charities refugee program on the North Side.
They’ve been assigned to help foster relations between the police department and the refugee community. In addition to their regular patrol duties, the officers will be doing bike patrols on the North Side.
We’re hoping to ease the the circumstances of integration,” Varosh said. “The refugees have been picked on for a number of reasons–they look different, they just arrived in this country, and so there’s some jealousy that they’re getting more help. Being refugees ourselves, we know how the system works.