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Changes in Harris County Law Enforcement In honor of George Floyd.

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The incident involving George Floyd has sparked anger, distrust, sadness, feelings of being treated improper because of race. More law enforcement officials are continuing to stereotype, harass, target and use excessive force against blacks/minorities. 
What about incidences not caught on video? 


March 1, 2020 Unnamed man in Cloverleaf killed by law enforcement

April 21 2020 Nicolas Chavez killed by law enforcement.

May 8 2020 Adrian Medearis traffic violation killed by law enforcement.

May 14, 2020 unnamed 30yo black man “believed to have a gun” killed law enforcement. 

Just a mere example, not considering the various amounts of law enforcement brutality, high rate of black/minority.

We are calling for change right at home in Harris County where we witness racial disparities. There have been too many deaths involving law enforcement. It’s time to have strict measures in place to hold law enforcement accountable, and to protect blacks/minorities. 

We want proper training of law enforcement, with emphasis on culture awareness and knowing the communities and people they serve.

We want stricter measures in place regarding law enforcement misconduct of excessive use of force, or any gun related death involving unarmed citizens.
Review of brutality or unarmed death by an unbiased entity. Also tracking of these incidences to establish if it’s a pattern, certain communities, or law enforcement entities.
 
Immediate prosecution consequences for law enforcement excessive use of force and death in any unarmed citizens. 
Once a suspect is cuffed, hands body off, we want more use of non lethal force. 
The brutality isn’t just in the communities either, it’s the jail and prison and court system all of these entities must change. 
End Neighborhood watches, citizens arrest, etc. More officer involvement in communities on initiatives that build relations with the people.

I’m a Texas RN, never written a petition before. I just want to start somewhere in trying to make this a place where our black sons, husbands, uncles, brothers, nephews, friends feel safe with those who are assigned to protect and serve.  



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