Neighbors in Fort Worth's Stop 6 React to Louisiana, Minnesota Police Shootings

The recent police shootings that killed two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota are sparking outrage all over the country, including in North Texas.

People in Fort Worth's Stop 6 neighborhood are sad, confused and angry to see such a similar story line continually playing out.

Even though those with whom NBC 5 talked didn't have specific complaints against Fort Worth police, they said it's hard not to lose trust.

At Ray and Sons Barbershop there's open conversation every day.

"We talk about some of everything up here," said owner Leon Ray.

There's a wall of remembrance posted for friends lost, sometimes to violence. But on Thursday, the talk there was all about two police shootings hundreds of miles away.

"He thought I was talking about the guy in Louisiana. I'm like, no, it's another one," Ray said about his conversations with one customer.

Faced with more lives lost, there's a feeling of exhaustion.

"It makes me tear up thinking about all the people getting killed, imagining them with families and stuff like that," said Ray.

Ray has three sons and he wants a better future for them.

"It's just getting real frustrating and I think we ought to be able to trust one another and have each other's back and not be so afraid if police pull us up," said Ray.

He wants officers to get to know people in their neighborhoods. Another barber, Gregory Brown, suggested more supervision.

"Maybe if we had more higher ranking officers out in the streets, instead of just regular police officers," said Brown.

But both agree it's not just on police.

"I think officers are going to need to start being held more accountable and we as people, we need to do a better job of being accountable for our actions," said Ray.

At another nearby business, daycare owner Lisa McDaniel is hearing an earful from parents.

"Right now a lot of families are fearful and they're very upset, including myself," said McDaniel.

People at a barber shop in Southwest Dallas join the conversation about the recent deadly police shootings.

She feels that conflict that so many share, trusting police to keep you safe.

"If I call 911, I entrust them to come take care of us," said McDaniel.

But yet, she doesn't feel comfortable getting pulled over.

"Well me, I probably wouldn't stop," she said. "I'll probably drive to a secure place."

She doesn't blame all police, but has reached an impasse of trust.

"Now you don't know who's who, as far as authority. You don't, so it's scary. It is scary," said McDaniel.

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