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Police Mandatory Reporting

Update 5/1:Baltimore’s state attorney ruled Freddy Gray’s death a homicide and charged six officers with the crime. Freddie, a 25 year old Black man, died after his spine was partially severed while in police custody.

 

Today's announcement isn’t a victory but it’s certainly an important step towards accountability. What we need next is transparency.

 

Until we know the the truth about how many young Black and brown people are brutalized by police encounters every day, there will undoubtedly be more and more tragedy – from Baltimore to Ferguson to Staten Island, and across America.


How many police shootings happen around the country every year? No one knows.

 

The Federal Government keeps tons of data and statistics on all kinds of topics – from how many people were victims of shark attacks to the number of hogs and pigs living on farms in the U.S. – but we still have no reliable data on how many people are shot by police officers each year.

 

We also don’t have comprehensive data on other police activity like stops, frisks, low level arrests, and uses of force– and the related basic demographic information like race, gender, age, etc.

 

For too long we have been relying on voluntary, self-reporting by police departments. And police departments don’t often volunteer any of this data, even if they’re collecting it, because they’re concerned with their image and liability. It’s time to make this information public – we have the right to know.

For the past several months, police targeting of Black and brown youth and adults has risen to the level of national crisis. From Michael Brown to Eric Garner, Tamir Rice to Walter Scott, law enforcement has come under scrutiny to identify and rectify patterns of misconduct and racial profiling.

 

Data collection and reporting is something the DOJ can begin requiring today.

 

And it will offer us the best, most accurate, picture of what policing in the 21st century looks like - and allow the statistics to better shape tactics and policies.

 

The first step towards accountability is transparency – tell the DOJ to create a public database and mandate police departments around the country to collect and share this data.

 

 

Sign this petition

29,132 Signed 35,000 Needed
 

The Department of Justice (DOJ):

The first step towards accountability is transparency.

  • Mandate that all police departments collect and report data on a quarterly basis on police shootings, and other deaths in custody, as well as stops, frisks, searches, citations, arrests, and uses of force.
  • Create a national public database of this data, including a breakdown by race, gender, age, outcome, and the officer’s basis for the encounter and action.
 

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"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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They have laws against brutalizing dogs; we need laws in effect for white folks and black folks to stop brutalizing do-right black people. 

 

We need some leave us the 'F' alone and let us breathe laws. Put our sad, crying faces on TV like the ASPCA does those dogs and maybe some folks will send us Get the Hell Out of Dodge donations and we'll be able to say Hasta la Vista White folks!!!!!!! And find some place hospitable to us or make our own. Life's too short for all this racial bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

MSNBC stays all up in the prisons of America on the damn weekends, place some of that crap in our commercial too.  Maybe folks will donate faster!!!

 

WE NEED SOME PEACE AND TRANQUILITY FROM THE KILLERS AND MURDERERS OF OUR CHILDREN AGES BIRTH TO 99. BLACK MOTHERS' KIDS NEED A BREAK FROM ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL THE MADNESS.

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