Sons and Daughters of Africa Unity Tour
What is context?
Being a police officer is dangerous, but not really as dangerous as some would have you believe. It doesn't even make the top ten most dangerous jobs in America. It's number 15, right behind
Truck Driving. Construction working is more dangerous, Garbage truck, truck route delivery, roofing, all are more dangerous than being a police.
It is time to stop defending police murder of innocent citizens by saying "they have a dangerous job" It's not that dangerous.
ACTIVISM - ENGAGEMENT - The President's 21st Century Policing Task Force Report. Read and Implement.
END THE BLUE WALL OF SILENCE
(Public employees serve the public, not each other)
Redirect some of the police budget to more productive community engagement programs ...
After admitting that poverty is the leading cause of crime, police respond to Gang Truce in Chicago Woodlawn area with 97 new cops at a cost of $6M. Woodlawn is the about two square mile area from 55th St to 67th St between State St and Stoney Island. If the city had invested the $6M in the community they could have eliminated the need for additional cops and addressed a number of other problems at the same time. We must look at how we allocate funds to address problems in the black communities of America.
Police in General
Hiring and Training - who and from where?
Police / involvement in the community is mandatory
Police from the community with the community not against the community
ALL BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT CRIMINALS
Regular sensitivity training made mandatory - be sensitive to the mentally ill. Police must be Peace officers first and foremost. If killing is your fist reaction to a perceived threat ... You should not be a cop.
POLICE MUST UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF MUTUAL RESPECT - a perceived threat must be believable to be a threat requiring the use of
deadly force.. Police need hand to hand combat training... They need to know how to safely control people without resorting to senseless killings
Regular mental health checkups for cops - MANDATORY POLICE SUICIDE STUDY
Ex-military recruited for police force / To serve and protect is more important than contain and control
Retrain officers for other jobs
Make it mandatory for police to attend community activities
ACTIVISM - Stay Involved. Next steps...
Police must identify themselves and give the reason for the stop. (courteously)
Police on a stop ask for ID and issue a citation
instead of handcuffing and booking (innocent until proven guilty)
(FOR NON-VIOLENT OFFENSES- INCLUDING SUSPICION)
When a shooting or death occurs - Police must be deposed on camera immediately
Any police officer who coaches or influences the deposition will be fired.
All records must be public
Police must wear and activate body cameras, other camera videos and records must be made public
Police who fail to do so will be censured or given leave without pay
Private videos by citizens are to be made both public and admissible in court
Statistics of police killings are to be reported regularly by police commissioner and published
Prison /School to Prison / Profiteering
STUDENTS SHOULD NOT GO TO JAIL FOR BEING STUDENTS
When possible, Keep inmates nearest to family and support systems
Climate conditions maintained within healthful range in prisons
Access to educational opportunities in terms of classes, libraries, Internet
Mandatory educational levels and trade training
Prison must be for rehabilitation and provide rescue platforms designed for reentry
Retrain prison employees for other industries
Establish half-way houses for six months prior to release
Establish follow on housing (group or individual)
Restoring families legal assistance (child visitation or restoration, child support)
Restore right to vote upon release
Jobs programs national network with social worker parole officers as support system
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