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.
While we must support effective law enforcement, we must also exercise our constitutional rights to ensure law enforcement works as it should – to protect all Americans regardless of race or ethnicity. Get helpful suggestions on how to interact with law enforcement to reduce the probability of conflict.
Being stopped by police is a stressful experience that can go bad quickly. The burden of de-escalation does not fall on private citizens — it falls on police officers. Yet there are situations where people have done everything right to put an officer at ease, but things go very wrong. Don't assume officers will behave in a way that protects your safety or that they will respect your rights even after you assert them.
"I didn’t know this man from a can of paint, but I knew his life mattered," Frazier, now 18, wrote on Facebook. "I knew that he was in pain. I knew that he was another black man in danger with no power."
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.
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 Pennsylvania State Police Heritage Affairs Section is comprised of a Section Commander and four Heritage Affairs Liaison Officers strategically located throughout the commonwealth. Heritage Affairs Liaison Officers work diligently to build relationships with minority organizations and local community leaders. Section members may be reached at the phone numbers below or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chester County Law Enforcement Task Force on Race & Justice
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. The next workshops will be held in the following school districts:
Twin Valley 10/28/21
Downingtown 11/4/21 (rescheduled date)
“All too often when Pa law enforcement agencies try to hire Black & Brown police, there aren’t candidates who have been trained & 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." Taking action to diversifying the law enforcement profession in Chester County.
The Youth Aid Panel is a Juvenile Diversion Program that gives 1st time juvenile criminal offenders the option of appearing before a panel of community volunteers, rather than entering the juvenile court system.
Law Enforcement Reform Tool to Enhance Hiring Practice- electronic database contains information on law enforcement officers who have a history of criminal charges or discipline for actions ranging from excessive force to discrimination.
“The Committee for PA Act 120 Certification Scholarship, together with the financial support of The Lasko Family Foundation & administrative support of Justice Rain support of Justice Rain INC, will award a max. of two scholarships for the January 2022 (full-time or part-time) DCC College (DCCC) Municipal Police Police Academy for students of color. The scholarship amount per recipient will be $5,800.
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 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.