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Tyrone T. Dancy

U.S. Army soldier Tyrone T. Dancy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dancy was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969 and went on to serve in the Vietnam War with the 199th light infantry brigade. Following a brief tour of duty, Dancy returned to the United States and continued his education. He graduated from Pierce Junior College with his A.A. degree in arts and humanities and then enrolled at LaSalle University where he received his B.A. degree in sociology and psychology in 2005, and his M.A. degree in communications in 2007.

In April of 1977, Dancy began his career with the State Labor Department of Pennsylvania as a disabled veteran’s outreach program specialist. Throughout his twenty-five year career, he has provided employment assistance and guidance to thousands of veterans. In 1990, Dancy worked as a local veteran’s employment representative. He then served as a veteran’s program function supervisor for twelve years before retiring on November 22, 2002. Dancy also served for a short time as the chairperson of the Pennsylvania International Association of Personnel in Employment Security (IAPES) Veterans Committee as well as the vice chairperson of the IAPES National Veterans Committee.

Throughout the early 1990s, Dancy wrote a bi-weekly column entitled, “On Point” for the Philadelphia Leader. This led him to write and self-publish the book, Serving Under Adverse Conditions, which discloses the struggles of Vietnam veterans. Dancy went on to co-produce, “Letters from the Attic,” a play about African American war veterans. Dancy also serves as host and producer of the Veterans Hour Radio Program on WDAS-AM 1480 in Philadelphia.

Dancy has been honored by numerous civic organizations for his work on behalf of veterans. He received the Dean K. Phillips Award from the National Veterans Training Institute as well as an award from the National Office of Vietnam Veterans of America for his leadership in the passage of legislation for a Veterans Bill of Rights in the State of Pennsylvania. Dancy was presented with a Senatorial Citation in 1994 from Senator Allyson Y. Schwartz of Pennsylvania for his leadership on veterans issues. Dancy’s military honors include the Bronze Star for Heroism with the “V” for Valor, the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in combat, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Army Commendation, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Tyrone T. Dancy was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on 03/25/2013.

Accession Number

A2013.096

Sex

Male

Interview Date

3/25/2013

Last Name

Dancy

Maker Category
Middle Name

T.

Schools

Pierce Junior College

La Salle University

Search Occupation Category
First Name

Tyrone

Birth City, State, Country

Philadelphia

HM ID

DAN07

Favorite Season

Christmas

State

Pennsylvania

Favorite Vacation Destination

Caribbean

Favorite Quote

Keep praying until it comes about.

Bio Photo
Speakers Bureau Region State

Pennsylvania

Birth Date

11/14/1947

Birth Place Term
Speakers Bureau Region City

Philadelphia

Country

United States

Favorite Food

Meatloaf

Short Description

Author, (ret.) U.S. combat veteran, and deacon Tyrone T. Dancy (1947 - ) , author of Serving Under Adverse Conditions, is a combat Vietnam veteran who was awarded the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star for Heroism with the “V” for Valor, and the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in combat.

Employment

United States Army

Pennsylvania State Department of Labor

Leader

Favorite Color

Navy Blue

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DAStories

Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Tyrone Dancy's interview

Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Tyrone Dancy lists his favorites

Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Tyrone Dancy describes his mother's family background pt.1

Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Tyrone Dancy describes his mother's family background pt.2

Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Tyrone Dancy describes his father's family background

Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Tyrone Dancy talks about his father's career in the U.S. Navy

Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Tyrone Dancy describes how his parents met

Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Tyrone Dancy discusses his relationship with his father, which parent he takes after, and his four siblings

Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Tyrone Dancy describes his relationship with his siblings and his earliest childhood memory

Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Tyrone Dancy lists his siblings' birth dates

Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Tyrone Dancy describes his growing up in Pennsylvania pt.1

Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Tyrone Dancy describes his growing up in Pennsylvania pt.2

Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Tyrone Dancy remembers the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood

Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Tyrone Dancy talks about his experience in elementary and junior high school

Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Tyrone Dancy talks about working in a grocery store and his junior high school shop class

Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Tyrone Dancy recalls being a sharp dresser and an average student in junior high school

Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Tyrone Dancy describes his experience in high school

Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Tyrone Dancy describes his high school experiences and his part-time job working at a shoe store

Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Tyrone Dancy describes the church of his youth and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Tyrone Dancy talks about vocational school and being drafted into the U.S. Army

Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Tyrone Dancy describes his basic training at Fort Bragg and his advanced training at Fort McClellan

Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Tyrone Dancy talks about his military duty in Vietnam in 1969

Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Tyrone Dancy talks about his assignment to the 199th Infantry Brigade and training in Vietnam

Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Tyrone Dancy describes his first mission in My Lai, Vietnam

Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Tyrone Dancy describes his experience in combat during the Vietnam War and being injured by a rocket attack

Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Tyrone Dancy describes his injuries from the rocket attack pt.1

Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Tyrone Dancy describes his injuries from the rocket attack pt.2

Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Tyrone Dancy discusses his transfer from the battlefield to the hospital

Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Tyrone Dancy describes recovering from injuries from the Vietnam battlefield pt.1

Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Tyrone Dancy describes recovering from injuries from the Vietnam battlefield pt.2

Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Tyrone Dancy discusses his assignment to clerical duty following injuries he sustained in Vietnam

Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Tyrone Dancy talks about being medically discharged from the U.S. Army

Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Tyrone Dancy discusses the medals he received for his service in the Vietnam War

Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Tyrone Dancy talks about friends who died in Vietnam and transitioning into civilian life

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Tyrone Dancy talks about his assignment to the 199th Infantry Brigade and training in Vietnam
Transcript
All right. Well, continue (simultaneous)--$$(Simultaneous)--So it was a--that's when I learned about really an intense and increased gang activity. They were shooting and then there was the element of drugs which I didn't learn about in West Philadelphia; I was neither a participant, a user, nor a transferor of such things. Once again I'm on a peripheral level of that and by me living there, it was assumed by those guys in other areas that I was part of what they considered the Valley; you're part of the Valley. The Valley consisted--they consid--the definition would be you have three high rise buildings in this large complex structure, and in the middle would be mostly where the gang wars would take place, almost like a coliseum and a Roman--a Roman coliseum where you would battle and duel and that sort of thing. No, I was not caught up in that, I was a spectator, seeing it happen.$$How did you stay out of that?$$One, by not participating. But now, you would say "Well how come you wasn't drawed in it or compelled?" All I can say it was a blessing (laughter); it was never compelled for me to participate by no one. No one sit back and say "You--when we fight, we wanna see you out there." It wasn't that sorta thing because I was not part of a gang. Well they didn't know my name, I was just living in that type of environment that I did not participate in. But, I was subject for injury because I was in that type of environment.$$Yeah, I know a lot of people (simultaneous)--$$(Simultaneous)--So I, I would get (simultaneous)--$$(Simultaneous)--compelled to join anyway.$$Yeah, I would get challenged as far as early in the morning getting ready to go to school, [Thomas] Fitzsimons [Junior High School], 26th and Cumberland; gangs would stop me, but I was fortunate or blessed enough to get out of that because they neither took me as a target so they neither--they did not do harm to me, they just questioned me as far as where I was from, and so that's how it went.$$Okay. Do you think it's because you didn't get there until you were sixteen [years old] that they really didn't recruit you? You think you were too old or--$$No, I never gave it thought and I don't know why, you know, how that developed. But I didn't--I think the key thing--I didn't hang out, I didn't loiter, I didn't do that type of things; I avoided it. It didn't appeal to me.$Okay, so your base was at Long Binh [Vietnam], right? And that's L-O-N-G and B-I-N-H?$$(NODDING HIS HEAD YES).$$And so what was Long--it was hot, now we know that--$$Right.$$--but how many soldiers were there?$$That was a processing center; that was your introduction to get you assigned to a unit processing; administration, getting adapted to the environment, and then actually the assignment to your unit; then you would be flown out with the other individuals that's assigned to either near where you're going or assigned to the unit you're going to. And of course my being the 199th Infantry Brigade--Long Binh.$$So you're assigned the 199th Infantry Brigade and--okay, so do you remember who your leaders were?$$No.$$Okay. Well, continue; you know this story now better than I can ever enhance (simultaneous)--$$(Simultaneous)--So, we're being flown into Long Binh and night falls; we're coming in--I believe the early evening, and we began to receive fire, or weapontry fire from the ground towards the plane we're on and the pilots say we cannot land, we're under attack, we have to circle until the incoming fire is subdued, and we're gonna circle and stay above ground as long as we can, as long as we have fuel. So that had us circle, and circle until that fire was contained--the gunfire at the plane. So we finally landed in the Long Binh area and we got out and got assembled and assigned to our units, and then we had a meal, whatever the meal was; I was not very hungry so I didn't eat. And so the next day we began training to get ourselves acclimated to the hot conditions in which we were in. So we began running, we began practicing fire, we began dealing with land mines--how to dismantle, disable a land mine, how to detect land mines, how to use effectively hand grenades, and once again running, learning to breathe properly, then going through training about who we're dealing with, what's guerrilla warfare, being enlisted to join possibly other units that would be a squad such as a three-man team, how to act as a listening post, to go out where the enemy is but don't be detected, and how to move without being detected, and all those guerrilla war factors. And finally, after the training, comes the day of my first mission.$$How long was the training?$$Well, let's see, it--two weeks.$$Okay.$$Through all that getting in the culture of Vietnam, two weeks.$$Okay. We're gonna pause (simultaneous)--$$(Simultaneous)--It coulda been, it coulda--yeah, within two weeks I--it coulda been as close as the second week.

Joseph Henry Beasley

Human rights activist Joseph Henry Beasley was born to sharecroppers on a rural plantation in Inman, Georgia, on December 27, 1936. Beasley received his primary education in a segregated one room school house before moving with his family to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he excelled in the local public schools. It was during this phase of his life that Beasley began to set high expectations and committed himself to a life of service; he ultimately received his B.S. degree in criminal justice from Park College and attended graduate school at Clark Atlanta University.

Beasley’s career began in the U.S. Air Force, from which he retired as a police superintendent after twenty-one years of service. Beasley joined Operation PUSH (People United to Serve Humanity) in 1976 as a member of the Board of Directors of its Kansas City affiliate, and assumed the position of Executive Director of that chapter in 1978. Three years later, Beasley moved to Atlanta where he was named Chapter Coordinator, and in 1995 was named Southern Regional Director.

Under the leadership of the Reverend Cameron M. Alexander, Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church North, Beasley successfully tackled issues of equal justice, eradication of poverty, and economic development around the globe. Beasley worked with the African National Congress to register voters for the 1994 election that swept Nelson Mandela into power; served as a monitor in Haiti during that nation’s second democratically held election in 1995; and made a high impact visit to Zambia after its contested 2002 presidential election. Closer to home, Beasley served as the Georgia Deputy Director for Jesse Jackson’s 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns, and also became engaged in the challenge of redistricting Georgia’s congressional boundaries to increase African American representation in the United States Congress.

Beasley continued to serve as the Southern Regional Director of the National Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, founded by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., and as the president of African Ascension, an organization he formed to develop economic and political ties throughout Africa and the African Diaspora. Beasley served as a board member of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York City; Afronet in Lusaka, Zambia; Afrobras in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Christ Institute in Atlanta; and is Chairman of both the Benedita de Silva International Foundation, and the Asian American Center, both in Atlanta, Georgia. The library at Zumbi dos Palmares College in Sao Paulo, Brazil is named in Beasley’s honor.

The bulk of Beasley’s later work focused on the unification of African descendants for economic, political, social, and cultural empowerment. Beasley received dozens of awards and was featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angles Times, and numerous other newspapers, periodicals and magazines, as well as on CNN and other major American television networks.

In addition to his many other blessings, Beasley married and had three children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Beasley viewed his life and his numerous accomplishments as a testament to the fruits of spiritual growth, vision and commitment.

Accession Number

A2005.144

Sex

Male

Interview Date

6/22/2005

Last Name

Beasley

Maker Category
Middle Name

Henry

Organizations
Schools

New Hope Elementary School

Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School

First Name

Joseph

Birth City, State, Country

Inman

HM ID

BEA06

Favorite Season

Spring

State

Georgia

Favorite Vacation Destination

Cruises

Favorite Quote

The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow.

Bio Photo
Speakers Bureau Region State

Georgia

Birth Date

12/27/1936

Birth Place Term
Speakers Bureau Region City

Atlanta

Country

United States

Favorite Food

Pig Feet, Ears, Chicken Feet, Chitterlings

Short Description

Civil rights activist, deacon, and police superintendent Joseph Henry Beasley (1936 - ) served as the Southern Regional Director of the National Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and as the president of African Ascension. Beasley's career was marked by a dedication to human rights in both Africa and the African Diaspora.

Employment

United States Air Force

Operation PUSH

Rainbow/PUSH

Favorite Color

Blue

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DAStories

Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Joseph Henry Beasley's interview

Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Joseph Henry Beasley lists his favorites

Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes his mother's family background

Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about his mother's upbringing and education

Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes his father's family background

Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes his father, Rozie Beasley

Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about how his parents met and his siblings

Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Joseph Henry Beasley recalls his earliest childhood memories

Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Joseph Henry Beasley recounts how the story of the Haitian Revolution inspired him as a child farm laborer

Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes the sights, sounds, and smells of his childhood in Fayette County, Georgia

Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about his education at New Hope Elementary School in Fayette County, Georgia

Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes his religious upbringing

Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Joseph Henry Beasley reflects upon racialized codes of conduct in the segregated South

Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about racial discrimination in the media and the lasting effects of slavery

Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about the murder of Emmett Till and U.S. embargoes on Haiti

Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about moving to Cincinnati, Ohio

Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes his experience at Robert A. Taft High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about applying for college and joining the U.S. Air Force

Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes his service in the U.S. Air Force

Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about advancing in the U.S. Air Force to become a police superintendent

Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about the Cuban Missile Crisis, John F. Kennedy's assassination, and the Civil Rights Movement

Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes his work to expand opportunities for African Americans in the U.S. Air Force

Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Joseph Henry Beasley recalls being in Atlanta, Georgia after Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1968 assassination

Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about the leadership of the Civil Rights Movement after Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1968 assassination

Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about embracing his African heritage after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in 1968

Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Joseph Henry Beasley reflects upon his Pan-African philosophy

Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about how he came to work for HistoryMaker Jesse L. Jackson at Operation PUSH

Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes working as the director of Operation PUSH in Kansas City, Missouri

Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about the relationship between HistoryMaker Reverend Jesse L. Jackson's Rainbow Coalition and Operation PUSH

Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes working as the director of Operation PUSH in Atlanta, Georgia

Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Joseph Henry Beasley recounts Rainbow/PUSH's legal campaigns against the Coca-Cola Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia

Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes Rainbow/PUSH's lawsuits against the Coca-Cola Corporation in the United States and in Africa

Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about suing the Boy Scouts of America in Atlanta, Georgia

Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes his work to protect African American voting rights in Georgia

Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes the efforts of HistoryMaker Reverend Jesse L. Jackson and civil rights organizations to combat police brutality

Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes working with the Antioch Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and with Brazilian Senator Benedita da Silva

Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about working to combat racial discrimination

Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes how he responds to threats

Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about reparations for slavery

Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes his charitable work with the Antioch Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Joseph Henry Beasley describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community

Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about what he would do differently

Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Joseph Henry Beasley reflects upon his legacy

Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about his family

Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Joseph Henry Beasley talks about how he would like to be remembered

Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Joseph Henry Beasley narrates his photographs

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Joseph Henry Beasley describes working as the director of Operation PUSH in Kansas City, Missouri
Joseph Henry Beasley describes the efforts of HistoryMaker Reverend Jesse L. Jackson and civil rights organizations to combat police brutality
Transcript
Now, before we get you here [Atlanta, Georgia], like, what kinds of things did you all do in Kansas City [Missouri] when you were director of Kansas City PUSH?$$Yeah. Well, we carried on the programs that the national office--we had by--at that time, we had, like, a labor--we had a grant from the Labor Department [U.S. Department of Labor]. I think we learned the lesson, because, you know, some of the, you know--but we had, like, (unclear) forced development and peace that gave us the capacity to have a big office there in Kansas City. I was very concerned about the plight of black men being in trouble, in prison. So we had put together a project to work with--to try and divert young men and women, you know, from the prisons there in--and, of course, we had, which was among the biggest programs was PUSH for Excellence, where we went into the schools and said to the young people, you know, to be excellent in their education; to sign a pledge that you would study, you know, two hours a night. And we encouraged the parents to take your children to school and meet your--the parents, see your children's teachers and exchange phone numbers; then every nine weeks, to go back to school and pick up the report card. And so we were very much involved in education. And, of course, the biggest thing that I think that Operation PUSH was about in doing is the ongoing discrimination that still exists. And so, you know, people would come to us with complaints of job discrimination, you know; unfair firings, and the lack of promotion opportunities. So we took on the struggle for equity in Kansas City. And so it was a very fascinating job. And when I decided to come back home to Atlanta [Georgia], enough time had elapsed, because [HM] Jesse [L. Jackson] had meticulously decided that he would not put a chapter in Atlanta, the headquarters of--well, that's SCLC [Southern Christian Leadership Conference] National Office. But by that time--(simultaneous)--$$To avoid conflict with SCLC?$$Conflict. Right. And, but it was clear there's enough work for everybody to do. And so, I guess in 1981, we opened--organized a chapter of Rainbow--I mean of Operation PUSH here in Atlanta, Georgia. And it was such a great pleasure to work with [HM] Dr. Joseph Lowery and Reverend Osborn, who is one of the leaders. And at that time, people, like Abbott Love, who now is back working with SCLC again full time. And I, you know, always sought to put SCLC involved in everything that we were doing. And then freely acknowledging that you are the parent and we're the children, and we want to learn. We want to work with you. And as we take on these different issues, we're not concerned about who gets the credit for it. Let's knock down some of these barriers together. And then, of course, we agree with the NAACP [National Association for the Advancement of Colored People]. Yes, you're the oldest. You're the biggest. You're the baddest. Having said that, let's work together. Let's work together. And whether Mr. [Kweisi] Mfume or whether Nelson Rivers, who's one of the leaders, if y'all gonna be the first to speak or the last how we gonna do it, let's do it together, 'cause I don't give a rip about who gets the credit, you know. I, for one, am not looking for no accolades from nobody. And if my name is never called, all the better. But I'm gonna be behind the scene doing some work. That's what I'm concerned about.$Now, do you have a hard time--I know one of the functions of the Urban League is to point out discrepancies and, you know, different discriminatory practices. They do a lot of statistical analyses and that sort of thing. Do you have the benefit of, like, work done by the Urban League, say, to help you?$$Oh, yeah. We, you know, and we'll never criticize another civil rights organization. And they have [HM] Marc [H.] Morial now as the young man that's over the Urban League, 'cause he was the Mayor of New Orleans [Louisiana] at one point. And so [HM] Reverend [Jesse L.] Jackson worked closely with the Urban League. We worked closely with the NAACP. Mr. [Kweisi] Mfume's replacement have not been named yet. But with [HM] Julian Bond and others. And, of course, with Mr. [Charles] Steele, who has now assumed the leadership of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference [SCLC]. We're working very closely as a team together. And, you know, we still have all these police killings. Just recently heard that we've joined--and SCLC have taken a lead on the taser gun that is killing a lot of black men and black people all over the country. And we're saying that we need to do away with the taser until more testing is done. And so the SCLC have taken on the initiative in Gwinnett County and said that, because the D.A. [district attorney], when that black man was tasered five times over in forty-five seconds, they killed him. And the D.A., when they convened the Grand Jury, he didn't show them that the tasered incident. He said that they said they didn't want to see it. But it was clear that they murdered the man. And so we're joining forces with SCLC and to stand together in these kind of, you know, incidents and stuff, so.$$So, is there--in a city like Atlanta [Georgia] has had black police chiefs for, I guess, the last twenty years, I guess, or most part of twenty.$$Yeah. Right.$$But you still have a serious police brutality problem here?$$Well, I have great admiration for Chief Pendleton, who is our Chief of Police now. And we got him here from New Orleans. He did a great job in putting a handle on this police misconduct. And so, we're pleased that--while we don't have a utopian situation here, that we have a tolerable situation. And Chief Pendleton know that he is accountable to the people, and he is accountable to the people. And he's responsive to the people. And so, you know, but we still have the rogue cops here in Atlanta. And when we find the rogues, we're gonna run them out of town. And so, we have that commitment to have, because what we've seen historically is that, if anything that could set off a riot is this police misconduct. You know, whether it's Rodney King in Los Angeles [California] or whatever. So we will not tolerate police misconduct here in Atlanta.