An open letter to State Governors & Legislatures (MD only)

End Police Brutality, Call Off The MD National Guard

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I am writing to you to call for Gov. Hogan to withdraw the Maryland National Guard from Washington DC. It is absolutely disgusting that Gov. Hogan is not only aiding and abiding President Trump in the brutal attacks and war against righteous protestors, but he is openly agreeing with and condoning his words. “Dominating protestors” is a phrase that should never be said by any elected official, and yet, Hogan has not only agreed with those words, he is acting on it. Any elected official that represents the citizens of Maryland should never again echo or mirror the words spoken by Donald Trump, unless it is to publicly condemn them. I want you to support the end of the 1033 Program, which transfers military equipment to police departments. The last time I checked, we are not at war with our own citizens. I also call for you to support the end of Qualified Immunity, as it shields police from being accountable for violent misconduct. I am calling for you to support any and all measures aimed at reforming and defunding the police and reducing violence against citizens, specifically Black citizens. You are elected to serve your citizens, you people. That means all your citizens, not just the privileged. You need to do justice by your Black citizens and ensure their safety. We are not morally obligated to resist the slavery of white capitalism peacefully. We are not morally obligated to to follow laws that do not protect us. The escalation of violence against us ends now. The use tear gas and other police violence against anyone who doesn’t conform to your definition peace ends now.

First sent on June 4, 2020 by Gianna

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