IMA hosts community discussion about policing and racial justice

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The conversation about fatal police shootings this week has made its way to Indianapolis.

It happened Thursday night at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Museum directors said the community discussion was planned months ago, but after two incidents of black men shot by police this week across the country, organizers said the conversation is more important than ever.

“There’s so much emotion going on right now and nobody knows what to do with it and nobody know exactly where to go,” said Carole Thompson.

This community event was organized by the ACLU of Indiana and the Indianapolis Museum of Art and focused around free speech, policing and racial justice.

After events this week there are topics that are weighing heavy on the minds and hearts of people Thursday night.

Thompson said, “I’m trying not to be emotional about it and think about it logically.”

Her goal for the meeting was for there to be more understanding between people of all races and backgrounds.

“Once you get understanding and a little empathy then we can open a discussion and actually have an honest discussion about what it going on.”

She said she knows there’s only so much that can be done in events like this, but she thinks this was an important first step.

“There’s tons of work to be done but it starts with everybody taking a breath and just trying to understand and learn from each other,” she said.

After the discussion, the group watched the movie Straight Outta Compton.

Museum leaders said they hope to have more events like this in the future.


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.