The latest police-involved shooting is causing tensions to rise between community members and police in some cities, and in Reading, a forum is being planned to focus on police and community relations.
"There's no way that we should be afraid of criminals, as well as our own law enforcement who is supposed to be protecting and serving us," said Derrick Stinson, an elder at New Beginnings Christian Life Church in Reading.
Police said a black officer shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, after he ignored repeated orders to drop his weapon. His family said he was reading a book in his car, but police said they haven't found a book.
"I mean, the police violence, I understand they have a tough job, however, we just feel these are unwarranted," said James Young, the NAACP criminal justice chair.
The shooting came days after a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher, in Oklahoma.
"I lost my twin brother, who did nothing wrong, absolutely nothing wrong," said Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, sister of Crutcher.
That officer is on administrative leave. The Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation.
"We are saddened by all these continuing situations," said Young.
In August, the New Beginnings Christian Life Church held a community forum with police.
"Even though we haven't had an episode here, one of the reasons for us to come together as a community is to make sure it doesn't happen here," said Stinson.
Now, the church is organizing another forum.
"Young people are saying, 'OK, if I'm lifting up my hands, and I'm surrendering, and I'm still getting violently attacked by law enforcement, what are we to do?'" said Stinson.
The church gives out a 10-step list to teach kids how to handle encounters with the police.
"If it's happening all over America, it needs to affect all of us, whether we're in Reading, whether we're in Tulsa, we all have to play our part in this," Stinson said.
NAACP members said they're thankful to have not seen police brutality in Reading. While they do want more dialogue with police, they believe local departments are thinking about this issue, as well.
"They're always trying, have been trying to become involved with the citizens, and know what they're thinking and how better to deal with it," said Young.