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Justice in Policing

June 16, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

Sign that says "We can't breathe the time for justice is always right now."

Changing the culture of policing in our country will take dedication and perseverance. Now is the time to make your voice heard. Two simple actions are listed here:

  1. The Justice in Policing Act is the next step for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and all other Black and brown people who have been gripped by the choke-hold of white supremacy. The Justice in Policing Act will hold police accountable and fundamentally change the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they are meant to serve. Network provides this letter to send to your legislators. Email your Senators and Representative today!
  2. Mayors and local police departments have the power to do away with policies that lead to the unequal treatment of and violence against black, Indigenous, and people of color by conducting a rigorous review and adopting evidence-based reforms being called for by experts and activists alike. As we push for these immediate reforms, we must also re-imagine what public safety means and requires, including investing in and diverting funds to education, housing, and mental health issues. Sojourners has provided a letter that can be sent to your local authorities. Letter to local officials 
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