Police Brutality in the African-American community is a special and urgent concern and is nothing short of domestic terrorism. Police officers should be held to a higher standard of proper conduct. Clearer benchmarks should be established so that law enforcement who exceed the parameters of this conduct will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. In addition, laws of police misconduct should be toughened to discourage this type of behavior within police ranks.
We demand honest, thorough and transparent investigations into racially motivated searches and seizures, murders, brutal beatings and profiling by police officers toward citizens based on their skin color.