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Racial Justice

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Update posted 12 minutes ago

Petition to Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Angus S. King Jr., Andrew M. Cuomo, Janet Mills, Susan M. Collins

remove white supremacists/hate group affiliated individuals from police departments

In 2006 and 2015 the FBI has investigated and named the infiltration of Law Enforcement agencies, across the nation, by white supremacist affiliated individuals as one of the biggest risks to national security. While a few groups of officers have been outed here and there there has been no effort to address this issue across the board. The Plain View Project documents, in realtime, posts by police officers, current and retired, in support of white power/hate ideology. The Southern Poverty Law Center has presented testimony on this issue, in the military, to congress.  Despite all this work no national effort to remove white power/hate group aligned members of law enforcement has happened. In the early 2000s the FBI mandated that the catholic church run background checks on all employees/volunteers to look for potential pedophiles in response to the widespread history of sex abuse within the church. These background checks were done and where threats were found they were removed. If the FBI can force a church to investigate its own they can require the same of public employees that carry hate in their hearts and minds. A white supremacist can never be an agent of equal justice. Its time to find and remove anyone, aligned with hate/white supremacy, from a system thats meant to treat all equally.

Western Foothills Initiative Oxford County
932 supporters
Update posted 36 minutes ago

Petition to Brain Moran

Demand All Incarcerated Individuals Are Given Extra Credit For Serving During COVID

Essentially, prisoners receive some extra credit for ‘doing COVID time’ during the pandemic. In addition to being exposed to significantly greater risks of contracting COVID-19 in the prison environment where inmates cannot wear masks, adhere to social distancing or abide by other recommendations of the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], inmates serving time now are often confined to their cells for 20 hours or more a day, and are not permitted to leave their cells to make phone calls or visit with family members. Many have not had visits with family since March 2020. Being in lockdown for 20 or more hours a day is extremely punitive. Many of these inmates are in lockdown for extended periods of time merely because they are serving time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legal System disproportionately affects Black and Latino communities that are over charged with more serous crimes that carry longer harsher sentences. This often means that the watered down bills still leave our communities without relief during this Pandemic. #Covid #incarceration #Racial Justice While these regular, lengthy lockdowns are not intended as punitive measures, but rather are a necessary tool to combat the spread of COVID-19.  The problem with that rationale is even if the motive is not nefarious and is well-intended, the bottom line is it results in inmates being subjected to much harsher conditions akin to solitary confinement. Mass incarceration targets Black people. Black people are experiencing incarceration are being strategically isolated from loved ones. Virginia fails to meet the minimum requirements to mitigate outbreaks. Courts and hearings have been routinely delayed.  Family members like myself feel all inmates should be given extra credit during this time. No exclusions, since they would overly affect the Black and Latino Community that are given harsher convictions and sentences. My Grandson's is pictured here and his is one of many youth caught in the youth pipeline to Prison. He is a what they call a #Crossover Youth  Will you stand up for the protection for incarcerated individuals?  Will you give voice to those that have no voice? It’s an important step forward in transforming our crisis-ridden criminal legal system, which disproportionately harms Black and Brown communities. #criminaljustice #system #advocate #Family #truama #reentry  

Sonnja Brown
601 supporters