True justice would be if George Floyd were still alive. True justice would be Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland – and countless others – still being alive. Instead, their lives were lost at the hands of law enforcement largely because in the U.S. heavily armed police officers are the first, last, and only resort in Black communities.
Our country needs to re-examine public safety to save Black lives and reduce racist police violence – and the critical solutions to do so are straightforward: from training civilian professionals as first responders in mental health crises to dealing with low-level offenses through tickets instead of force, arrests, and preventable death. President Biden can use the power and purse strings of the federal government to make sure these proven alternatives are embraced by every city across America. Send this message to Biden now.
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