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Police Reform Petition

I, [Insert Name here], am your constituent and am outraged by the appalling acts of police brutality & racism that have been inflicted on George Floyd, Breonna Taylor,  Ahmaud Arbery and countless unnamed others. 

Moreover, this brutality and racism are compounded when we have to deal with leaders --- that were elected to protect us  -- fail to protect our First Amendment rights to peacefully protest and come together to mourn.

Your role in all of this is to enact legislation to protect us from an increasingly militaristic police force and the insidious abuse of systemic racism.

As we are now, we should be ashamed to stand on the world stage. We cannot call for liberty and democracy in other countries when we cannot even protect the rights of our own citizens at home.

I call on you to BECOME A CO-SPONSOR, VOTE FOR, and PUBLICLY SUPPORT the Police Reform Package. These bills, which have been outlined by your colleagues at the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus include:

  1. The Repeal of 50-A

    1. A.2513/S.3695 (O’Donnell/Bailey)

  2. False 9-1-1 Complaints

    1. A.3566 (Ortiz/Benjamin)

  3. Office of the Special Prosecutor

    1. A.1601/S.2574 (Perry/Bailey)

  4. Police Stat Act

    1. A. 10609/S.1830b (Lentol/Hoylman)

  5. Right to Monitor Act

    1. A.1360a/S.3253 (Perry/Parker)

  6. Local Independent Oversight of Police

    1. A.10560/S.7527 (Richardson/Myrie)

  7. Medical Attention For Persons Under Arrest

    1. A.8226a/S.6601 (Fernandez/Bailey)

  8. Establishing the Crime of Strangulation

    1. A.6144/S.6670 (Mosley/Benjamin)

  9. Failure to Obtain Medical Care

    1. A.3056b/S.4076 (Fernandez/Biaggi)

  10. Bans Racial/Ethnic Profiling by Police

    1. A.4615/S.1137a (Bichotte/Benjamin)

  11. Reducing Arrests for Non-Criminal Offenses

    1. A.4053/S.2571 (Aubry/Bailey)

  12. Expanded Use of Law Enforcement Body Cameras

    1. Body Cameras for NYS Police | A.8674/S.6686 (Walker/Parker)

    2. Body Cameras for MTA Police | A.8943a/S.6793a (Reyes/Ramos)

If you have already publicly supported/cosponsored these pieces of legislation, I thank you wholeheartedly for representing our collective struggle.

If you have not, I will be expecting your public support and affirmative vote or I will be considering other candidates to support in your next election.