Tag: police brutality
“If [police] violate those professional standards, then we will terminate them. If their conduct rises to the level where it’s criminal, [State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle] is going to prosecute you.”
When the historical and current practices of police are examined, it is evident police have been designed to uphold the status quo including racial injustice and class inequality.
“If this moment can be sustained through further conversations, I think there can be a breakthrough.”
“Now is not the time to think small or respond with superficial, bureaucratic proposals.”
“I commend Acting Prosecutor Mayer for acting swiftly to hold this police officer accountable for the appalling and completely unjustified use of force alleged in these criminal charges.”
“What we continue to see is police being called in as first responders to things that they should not be showing up for.”
Lawmakers across the country are proposing policy measures to cut or loosen ties to traditional policing.
Brooks' death added to the growing outrage over police violence toward people of color, particularly black Americans, that has fueled #DefundPolice demands and demonstrations across the U.S. and in other countries for nearly three weeks.