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May 18, 2021
Help Us End Qualified Immunity
Read the information below; then take action to help us End Qualified Immunity.
Some things should never be so Black and white.
Next week will mark one year since George Floyd was murdered by former police officer, Derek Chauvin. While his death sparked worldwide outrage, protests, and much needed discussions about our nation’s systemic inequities, a recent NPR poll suggests that white and Black Americans still have very different views on race and policing.
According to the poll, 61 percent of Black Americans believe that local police treat people of color more harshly than white people. Only a quarter of white Americans agree with that statement.
And although more than 60 percent of Black Americans say they have been discriminated against or treated unfairly because of their race, just 15 percent of white Americans can say the same.
It goes to show just how different life can be in this country depending on the color of your skin. However, one thing that most Americans agreed upon, according to the poll, is that race relations for future generations will be better than they are now.
If we do collectively hope for a better future, then we have work to do.
A first step is for congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The bill would ban chokeholds which are used too often on Black people. It would also bring an end to qualified immunity, which protects law enforcement from lawsuits.
A better tomorrow begins with the decisions we make today. We can’t leave the fate of Black America up to chance any more -- it’s time to end qualified immunity and pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
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Florida The Lee County branch of the NAACP hopes to help bridge the gap between police and people of color, in hopes of being proactive instead of reactive by encouraging leaders from multiple law enforcement agencies.
With instances such as George Floyd, Anthony Brown and Daunte Wright in the collective consciousness, they are hoping to get ahead of the issues before something similar happens locally, NAACP member W. Earl Sparrow Jr. said.
Reimagining Police in Boulder- Boulder and the NAACP of Boulder County are looking to seat an advisory panel that will assist in the city’s efforts to “reimagine policing.”
January 15, 2021
PETITION-Replace the restroom at Martin Luther King Park
This is a petition requesting that the restrooms at Martin Luther King Park be replaced to appropriate facilities, like those at other city parks.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Park located in San Angelo has been grossly neglected. For more than 15 years, the park has not had restrooms for residents or visitors to use on any occasion other than portable potties. While the portable potties are cleaned routinely, failure to provide decent restrooms for the community and others who visit this community park is unacceptable. Read more here. Dr. King Park petition Jan 2021 WEBSITE POSTING