If there was ever a time for us to unite against a common threat to the existence of Black people, it is now. Our fight for justice remains unyielding. Atrocities committed against the people of this country by the authorities cannot and should not go unanswered. "The NAACP is calling for Deliberate and Intentional Criminal Justice Reform that ensures the protection of Black lives.
Passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a police reform bill, by a vote of 220-212, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Washington, D.C. The House of Representatives approved legislation aimed at preventing police misconduct that Democrats named in honor of George Floyd, whose death in police custody sparked nationwide calls to overhaul policing and address racial injustice.
Being stopped by police is a stressful experience that can go bad quickly. The ACLU describes what the law requires and also offer strategies for handling police encounters. The burden of de-escalation does not fall on private citizens — it falls on police officers. However, you cannot assume officers will behave in a way that protects your safety or that they will respect your rights even after you assert them. The truth is that there are situations where people have done everything they could to put an officer at ease, yet still ended up injured or kill
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment.
Our Mission is to Empower and Reach out to Communities and the Youth about the impact of gun violence.
Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures.
GunSenseUs is an all volunteer, non partisan, non-profit organization working to reduce gun injury and death in the U.S.
PA NAACP State Conference (2-17-21)
The Committee on Criminal Justice seeks to: (1) eliminate harsh and unfair sentencing practices that are responsible for mass incarceration and racial disparities in the prison system, (2) support and seek to increase trust and public safety by advancing effective law enforcement practices, (3) fight for the restoration of the voting rights of formerly incarcerated people and the removal of barriers to employment, (4) education.
The mission of the Chester County Law Enforcement Task Force on Race & Justice is to improve the relationship between communities of color and law enforcement. Representing a cross-section of the county, task force members include police chiefs, rank-and-file police officers, community leaders, residents of color, the NAACP, social workers, and representatives from the District Attorney’s Office.
The duties and services of the Sheriff's office are
essential and vary in nature. Community Programs for all ages are available to the public.
Below are a sample of a few:
Community Bridge Building Conversations
Chester County Sheriff's Office Speaker Bureau
McGruff Safe Kids & Think S*A*F*E*
“All too often when Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies try to hire Black and Brown police, there aren’t candidates who have been trained and certified under Pennsylvania’s Act 120,” said Sheriff Maddox. “They have college degrees and stellar credentials, but some don’t realize that they need specific training and certification to serve." These scholarships are needed.
The West Goshen Police Department is here to serve everyone and anyone who calls on us with professionalism. We are committed to public service and to maintaining the high standards that our community deserves. A true collaboration with our community is a necessity and we look forward to furthering this by strengthening public trust through honesty and transparency.
We, members of the NAACP organized and we inspired. We must continue to challenge and extinguish the systems that fuel the fires of racism and inequality in our communities, in the courts, and our nation. We will stand with those who promised to stand with us and continue to challenge those who do not.
MOST OF ALL WE WILL REMEMBER THEIR NAMES
The Prison Branch Support Committee shall support the work of the Prison Branch in accordance with Article VHI, Section 6 fi- ll) by (1) working closely and directly with the members of their respective Prison Branch and the Regional Prison Coordinator, (2) maintain contacts with, and report regularly to the Regional Coordinators; (3) build, cultivate and maintain positive relationships between prison officials, Prison Branch members and members within the local Branch; and (4) solicit community organizations and business to establish a volunteer bank (teachers, writers, poets, businessmen, ministers, lawyers, policemen, judges, government officials, politicians and media personnel) to assist the Prison Branch in carrying out its programs.