An open letter to the U.S. Congress

Demand for Reforms in Light of George Floyd's Murder

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Here is a list of demands I would like to present to you, set forth by the NAACP: - A ban on the use of knee holds and choke holds as an acceptable practice for police officers. - The Use of Force Continuum for any police department in the country must ensure that there are at least 6 levels of steps, with clear rules on escalation. - Each State's Open Records Act must ensure officer misconduct information and disciplinary histories are not shielded from the public. Recertification credentials may be denied for police officers if determined that their use of deadly force was unwarranted by federal guidelines. - Implementation of Citizen's Review Boards in municipalities to hold police departments accountable and build confidence. I agree with the NAACP's "calling on the United Nations to step up and classify the mistreatment of Black people in the U.S. by the police as a human rights violation, aggressively call out the U.S. government in the process, and impose sanctions if necessary." I strongly encourage you to take the proper actions to see that this message is relayed to the highest level of authority you are in contact with. I strongly encourage you to accept that Black people are not able to live justly and freely in this country. I strongly encourage you to take the proper actions which you have the power to, to address this issue and work on fixing this issue. Thank you.

First sent on June 2, 2020 by Mary

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