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Black CEO who does business with police talks BLM, protests and defunding

June 27, 2020

Ralph Clark, CEO of ShotSpotter, understands the frustrations with the police by the Black community. Clark, who is African American and hails from Oakland, California, is in the unique position of one who leads a company that creates tech for law enforcement and being someone who understands the protests and outcries of police brutality since the death of George Floyd.  Clark told ABC News the company has been having a lot of internal discussions, which he called “sometimes painful” since the social eruption after Floyd’s death. He shared his thoughts on racism and technology’s role as help or as a hindrance to weeding out racism in policing.