National Call for a State Of Emergency/Moratorium on all Use of Force by PoLice


Tiny - Posted on 29 July 2016

Author: 
Poor Magazine, Idriss Stelly Foundation, Krip Pop Nation, APTP

National Call for a State Of Emergency/Moratorium on all PoLice Use of Force 

As the most impacted, the poor, unhoused, Black, Brown, indigenous and disabled mothers, uncles and fathers who are becoming increasingly terrified for our children's life in this climate of post-colonial power abuse, we are releasing a national state of emergency/moratorium on the use of all force, weaponry, robots by these tax-payer paid for pedophiles, murderers and child abusers. 

Due to the extreme danger, murder, and ongoing targeting of young peoples of color, Trans peoples, disabled and unhoused peoples by police forces in the US, We the targeted, criminalized, injured, unhoused Black, Brown and Indigenous peoples hereby call for a State of Emergency - Moratorium on the use of any firearms or weaponry by all police forces in the US. Specifically weaponry, tasers, guns, AR15 rifles, UZI's, etc while on duty as police officers in any line of duty for the 90 day period following the call for the Moratorium.

We as community advocates and members of most impacted peoples understand that many police agencies across the US have implemented CIT training programs, with little or no change in the ongoing murder and severe abuse of poor, Black, Brown and disabled people.

We need to change  the focus from what the police needs to what the community needs.  We need to look at other models where the community refocus on what the community need from Denver, CO where the community set up a neighborhood awareness program around autism so parents can call on neighbors not police..  Basically there needs a transition from putting funds to police to neighborhoods solutions...

In this 90 day period, it is our goal to explore the option of completely disarmament of police forces as well as the multitude of community based solutions that have been discussed, explored and conceived by movements of impacted peoples across the US and in other countries whose police forces do not use weaponry at all.

The money that will be saved from the continued purchase of high grade, murderous war weaponry which costs millions of dollars in tax -payer dollars can be redistributed to impacted, injured, unhoused,targeted, and po'Lice terrorized Black, Brown, injured, colonized, incarcerated and criminalized famlilies, elders, youth and community.

This call is being made in honor of so many of our Black, Brown, Indigenous, Disabled, Trans Children who have been abused, murdered and/or shot as of July 2016

Co-signers, endorsers so far include Idriss Stelly Foundation, POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE, Krip Hop Nation, Justice for Josiah Campaign, Peoples Commission for Justice, Justice4Josiah,  and the Anti-Police Terror Project, California Coalition For Women Prisoners, Answer Coalition, The Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy (CCRA)

Two articles related to the National Call:

 
 
Press conference releasing official call- Monday, August 15th @ 1pm
Locations: Mission Police Station 17th and Valencia- (call 510-435-7500 for details and if you would like to endorse or support and if you are in another state or city to hold your own call.

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