Authorize legislation to create a National Civilian-Police Review Board (Commission)
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Throughout the United States, especially in many urban communities, people of color, particularly Black, Brown and/or Native peoples are being targeted, profiled, beat and murdered by police at alarming rates.
Historically, these incidents have went unreported or undocumented. Furthermore, because of the cozy relationship between police, district attorneys and local courts these crimes are not seriously investigated nor criminally prosecuted.
Police officers appear to act with impunity when it comes to beating, maiming and/or murdering Black and Brown people. Due to the collusion between the police union, public officials and media-bias, civilians of color have had minimal success in demanding the arrest and criminal prosecution of brutal, murderous and/or violently racist police.
With that in mind, we are demanding the creation of a NATIONAL CIVILIAN-POLICE REVIEW BOARD (COMMISSION).
This Board/Commission will include civilians selected to provide oversight and perform specific duties, including but not limited to the following:
- Empowered to investigate all police involved shootings and killings.
- Empowered to subpoena and prosecute all police officers involved.
- Empowered to especially invoke such oversight and authority in regards to jurisdictions that have histories of police brutality and terror such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Memphis and now Ferguson, Missouri
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