These names are just a handful of Coloradans of color who have been brutalized or killed by Aurora police officers. The City of Aurora has become Colorado's epicenter for racialized police violence, where police use attack dogs, pepper spray and other cruel measures on Black communities at rates of 148 more times than their white peers.
Alberto Torres Soto
The Gilliam Family
Modest police reforms have proven insufficient to change an entrenched culture of systemic, racialized violence by the Aurora Police Department. Police budgets balloon, and communities of color suffer from over policing. We need a different vision of community safety, one that does not include over policing our Black and brown neighbors with excessive force, humiliation or death.
Send a message to Aurora City Council to demand that law enforcement resources be redirected to positive, community-driven solutions that promote the dignity and safety that all Aurora residents deserve.
We must imagine a new form of community safety.