We deserve to be safe from crime and from abuse of power. But the D.C. Council is now considering a bill with provisions that put both our safety and our rights at risk.
Among other measures, the Secure DC Act would give inappropriate powers to police and enable police harassment. Allowing officers to escape accountability, to harass people, and to collect DNA upon arrest without a conviction will not make D.C. safer. These types of provisions are not “public safety” solutions; they are measures that open the door for abuse of power.
Together, we can remove these abusive provisions from the Secure DC Act. Send Councilmembers a message urging them to say NO to abuse of power!