“Little did we know that the activists in the streets would take some of (the) things we’ve been saying for years and go much further, be much bolder.”Across the country, street protests and confrontations that erupted following the May 25 death of George Floyd after a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes have prompted a broad and lasting discussion about the state of policing in America and how communities could or should change it.Longtime activists like Taifa see this moment as a once in a lifetime opportunity to dramatically reshape police departments and what happens when people call 911 or encounter an armed officer in their community.Multiple studies show Black people are killed are much higher rates than whites during encounters with police. Black men in particular are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white men, according to a University of Michigan, Rutgers University and Washington University study released last year. The study found that about 100 Black men and boys per 100,000, and 39 white men and boys per 100,000, are killed by police during their lifetimes.Decisions being made now by city councils and mayors may have generational impacts, not just on how Black communities are policed, but how drug addiction, evictions and community relations are handled.Aside from sweeping reforms like hiring social workers or mental health counselors, removing military grade equipment and abolishing the qualified immunity that protects officers from being sued personally, communities are also grappling with more basic questions like how many officers they should have patrolling the streets.”We hear poor and Black communities across this country saying, ‘we want a different system in place because this isn’t working for us,'” says Arisha Hatch, the vice president and chief of campaigns at the online based racial justice group Color Of Change.
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