Change the Laws Regarding Police

Change the Laws Regarding Police

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Lexi M started this petition to Police Departments Nationwide

Time and time again, it has become evident to the people in the United States that our police departments are littered with corruption. Like we’ve seen recently with Derek Chauvin, they continue to enable people with prior offenses and give them authority over us in spite of their misconducts. Instead of stopping the problem, they sweep instances of violation of power and murder under the rug. Truthfully, the only reason justice is brought against the police is due to public and media exposure.

In signing this petition, you ask the police departments in our cities to:

1. Enforce deeper and more extensive background checks before hiring a police officer- this includes social media, involvements in high school, relationships, etc. Also, routine checks on the officers should be done throughout their time on the force.

2.  In the event that an officer violates their power of authority violently or sexually, do not allow them to remain on the force without some form of punishment. The most preferable thing to do in these situations is to fire the officer, but if that for some reason isn’t an option, then certain privileges should be revoked indefinitely.

3. If the State Attorney General and/or the Commanding Officer of Internal Affairs are incapable of enforcing these laws in the event of police misconduct, then they accept a potential probation or resignation.

We must remember that these people are here for “public service”, meaning that our safety should be the priority. However, when hiding an officer’s misconducts become more important than citizens’ lives, then new rules need enforcement. 

Please feel free to request any edits to this petition or leave contacts that will help make this a reality (I’ve linked my Twitter on my profile- DM me with your ideas)!

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