Petition update

Call to Action to Ban No Knocks

Jumeka Reed
Killeen, TX, United States

Mar 23, 2021 — 

Grassroots Law Project Texas-

HB 1272 would ban no-knock warrants statewide! It's been referred to the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, but as we know, most bills in state lege don't get a hearing. The Committee Chair has to call for a hearing on each bill and commonly relies on other committee members' requests for which bills get hearings.  According to the ACLU 80% of no-knock raids are used for nonviolent drug crimes, and they disproportionately target low income communities, Black communities, and communities of color  ​ They're dangerous and unnecessary, and even plenty of law enforcement officials are against them. Here's even more info about no-knock warrants

We need you to do three things!

 ​ Call members of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee and call for a hearing on HB 1272!! This is live now! You can leave a message tonight and call again tomorrow! Call (512) 883-8959 to get connected to ALL of their offices!

Be sure to say something like this;
"I'm calling members of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee to ask you to hold a hearing on HB 1272, a bill to ban no-knock raids

No-knock raids are over-militarized, dangerous, and ineffective. They are dangerous for everyone involved, including police. No-knock raids disproportionately target communities of color, erode public trust in law enforcement, and they often rely on bad intelligence. Please encourage a hearing for HB 1272 in the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee"

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 ​ Tell your friends and family to call too! Attached is a graphic for you to use!

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