Left photo: Eric Garner Jr., center, participated in a panel discussion with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, right, and Newark Police Director Eugene Venable, left, as well as several other thought leaders, high school students and police officials. The forum was part of My Brother’s Keeper, a federal initiative geared towards engaging minority male teens. Right photo: Mayor Ras Baraka, seated center, focused the discussion on topics revolving around the relationship between youth and police, in light of such recent controversies as the death of Eric Garner of Staten Island. Garner’s 19-year-old son, Eric Jr., sat on the panel (see Editorial on page 1). Photos courtesy of the City of Newark.