Questa volta abbiamo cercato: [Serious] Okay white people, we’ve posted, we’ve shared, we’ve listened. What are our next steps to legitimately help the #blacklivematter movement?
[Serious] Okay white people, we’ve posted, we’ve shared, we’ve listened. What are our next steps to legitimately help the #blacklivematter movement?
Ed ecco le risposte:
There is currently a federal law prohibiting members of the public from suing police officers for anything they do on the job.
Representative Justin Amash is introducing legislation to end this protection.
Advocate for civilian police accountability review boards in your local jurisdiction.
- Mandatory psych evals and heavy screening for anyone who desires to be a cop
- Regular re-screenings
- Any abusive behavior bars you from being a cop
- Regularly transferring cops from rich areas to poor areas
- Body cameras on all cops with rules that they must always be on and recording. Stiff penalties if this rule is violated.
- Accountability for any cops who abuse their power
Nation wide laws probably won’t do much. This should be handled on the local level, imo.
Vote vote vote
And don’t just vote for president (although, as we now all have realized, that’s pretty damn important, too), but the down ballot elections, as well.
Do your research into the city counsel people, and more importantly, JUDGES.
Voting, but we should abandon the idea that we’re forced to pick among a bunch of bad options. Our political leadership shouldn’t be a menu of leaders we wouldn’t want to choose.
Now is the time to start pressuring, requesting, and demanding that the people we want to lead us are in a position to do so. How often do we hear that the people who would be the best leaders/presidents/governors/mayors don’t run because they’re too smart not to? Fuck that.
What would it take for Michael Render (Killer Mike) to run for an elected position in Atlanta or Georgia? What would it take for Generals Mattis/Mchyrstal or Admiral Allen to step into the political arena? These are just examples of leaders I think would succeed if given the opportunity, not the actual outcomes I’m advocating for.
Are the leading activists in your city/county/state prepared and knowledgeable enough to be the change they want to see? If not, how can we support them so they can?