Reforming Police Training to End Brutality

Reforming Police Training to End Brutality

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MoCo Against Brutality started this petition to Senator Chris Van Hollen and

As everyone is aware of right now, the George Floyd murder has caused Americans across the nation to push for the prosecution of his murderer, a police officer named David Chauvin. The recent murders of Breonna Taylor and Ahmad Aubrey, among many others, culminated in public outrage. Even peaceful protestors are experiencing brutality at the hands of the police. While they fight externally, this petition is meant to help the fight internally, starting with the state of Maryland. Instances of brutality may seem removed, but our state is still plagued with injustice. In January 2020, William Green was shot by Maryland policeman, Michael Owens, 43 times while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car. In another instance, an unnamed black woman called the police to help with a domestic abuse case, but was slammed to the ground directly on her defibrillator while naked. This occurred on May 8th 2020, but has gotten no news coverage. We are sick of having to resort to violence to get the system to execute proper justice. Nobody's life should ever need to depend on a hashtag, a riot, or a protest to get recognition. The criminal justice system is made to oppress, and if that doesn't change, then this oppression will continue for centuries. The government will just find new ways to hide it. Please sign this petition to 

  • train officers to incapacitate instead of kill
  • gauge the likelihood of officers using excessive force in the field 
  • exchange handheld lethal weapons for non lethal ones (tasers, sticky foam etc.)

If we can achieve reform here, we can achieve it everywhere and cause the walls supremacists hide behind to crumble. Let's end the reign of police brutality once and for all!

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