Uaptsd.org just started this campaign:
It would mean the world to us if you could also add your name to this important issue.
Every name that is added builds momentum around the campaign and makes it more likely for us to get the change we want to see.
Will you join me by taking action on this campaign?
JOIN UAPTSD’s campaign is to demand justice for the #SDSTOLENLIVES by full investigation of every documented life killed by every branch of Law Enforcement and while in police custody, and full transparency to each officer’s status and discipline that followed.
UAPTSD also demands that San Diego law enforcement agencies establish an early warning system to identify officers who are involved in an inordinate number of inappropriate physical force incidents and cases of brutality. The incidents should then be investigated and the officers involved should be charged or disciplined depending on the severity of their misconduct.
Victims Murdered by San Diego Law Enforcement
Victims Brutalized by San Diego Law Enforcement
Why is this important?
In San Diego County, we have no comprehensive record of the number of people killed by law enforcement. As stated in the Guardian’s The Counted “Such accounting is a prerequisite for an informed public discussion about the use of force by every branch of law enforcement.”
United Against Police Terror SD Uaptsd.org has documented well over 600 cases through local media of individuals killed by law enforcement agents in San Diego County from 1980 to the present through grassroots efforts. These 600+ LOCAL cases are evidence of a horrifying national epidemic of police terror. The victims of police violence were part of our society, but rarely are their lives or names publicized, or the real circumstances surrounding their deaths investigated and made known. United Against Police Terror aims to restore dignity to the lives lost. Though their lives have been stolen from us, we will not allow them to be forgotten.
Remember to connect what’s happening at a national level is also happening in San Diego, The same issues that were exposed in Ferguson are in San Diego. The system of power, White Supremacy, is well and alive in San Diego, hurting marginalized communities. Let’s make sure we seek justice for them. Let’s end the occupation of our communities by Police.
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