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.
Chairperson - Robin Garrett (she, her)
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 & the removal of barriers to employment, (4) education.
Chester County's Law Enforcement Profession
All law enforcement candidates must have training and be certified under Pennsylvania’s Act 120.
Task Force on Race & Justice
The mission of the Task Force on Race & Justice is to improve the relationship between communities of color and law enforcement.
Chester County Sheriff's Office
The duties and services of the Sheriff's office are essential & vary in nature. Community Programs for all ages are available to the public.
LASP is guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, issued by the United Nations. LASP’s work in ensuring its clients housing rights are protected, that they have means to provide basic human needs for their families, that they have access to health care, protection from violence, and family stability, all may properly be classified as protecting, defending and advocating for, fundamental human rights.
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.
Strategically located throughout PA, officers work to build relationships with minority organizations and local community leaders. The section is comprised of a Section Commander & four (4) Heritage Affairs Liaison Officers
After 233 years, the Court will finally have a Black woman justice deciding our most significant cases with tremendous impact on our lives and the lives of our families. Seconds after the historic vote, 47 senators walked out as 53 celebrated, 30% are up for re-election in November's midterms.
"Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave."
Those espousing white supremacist ideologies attack the very foundations of our nation.
We CANNOT allow our lawmakers to do nothing while our communities, communities they are sworn to serve, represent, and protect are being slaughtered.
STAND UP ~ SHOW UP ~ SPEAK UP
"THE TRUTH CAN SET US FREE AND LEAD TO HEALING, REDEMPTION, RECOVERY AND REPAIR." We must continue to be RESILIENT. We must fight with the facts about this nation's history. The group that controls the narrative of our nation’s past controls the narrative of our nation's future.
Passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a police reform bill, by a vote of 220-212, on Wed., 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.
"We had meaningful legislation designed to avoid exactly what we are all witnessing in this video. The law enforcement officer involved has blood on his hands, and so do the partisan senators who killed the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act, a bill aimed at reducing police brutality and holding law enforcement accountable for egregious abuses of power. An unregistered license plate should not be a death sentence. Another Black man has died at the hands of police, and the officer in this video has got to be held accountable.
MARCH 29, 2022 The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act was passed by both houses of Congress this year. First by the House in February and the Senate early March. The bill passed the Senate unanimously, but three, Republicans opposed it in the House -- Reps. Andrew Clyde of Georgia, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Chip Roy of Texas.
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.
Renowned experts in a variety of fields focus on our deep-rooted impulse to punish people in ways that are far beyond what could be considered proportionate. Together, they illustrate how necessary it is to rein in the punitive excess of the criminal legal system, which is inexorably entwined with the legacy of slavery.