We Deserve Real Justice

Police Accountability

Remember No Justice No Peace? Did we ever get Justice? Police Accountability is nearly non-existent in this city. How many hashtags is it going to take to get some police accountability? With the Atlanta Police Department’s bloated budget and militarized force, we are distancing ourselves from the true root of crime - lack of resources. There would be less incentive to commit a crime if the citizens of Atlanta had the proper tools to thrive economically. I firmly believe providing resources and support will not only address income inequality but also reduce crime and create safer communities. We need long term solutions, not punishment. Living in a safe community without police violence is a human right.

  1. End qualified immunity.

    What does this mean?

    Do not protect police officers from being held accountable for their actions such as physical abuse and taking a human life because they were on the job while doing it.

  2. Refocus APD's bloated budget on services that provide value to the people of the city.
  3. Prohibit the use of military grade equipment including tear gas, rubber bullets, and stun grenades in demonstration management.
  4. End participation in the 1033 program (a 30-year-old federal initiative that provides a way for the military to dispose of surplus equipment by sending it to local police).

    What does this mean?

    Demilitarize the police. We are NOT at war with our neighbors!

  5. Establish a one-strike policy for officers that have reports of violent misconduct, including domestic violence.
  6. End participation in the GILEE program.

    What is GILEE?

    An exchange program where American officers are sent to be trained in countries with horrible human rights records and bring those practices to our communities.

  7. Close Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC) and implement Reimagine the ACDC Taskforce’s recommendation of creating a Center for Equity instead (do not allow Fulton County to engage with purchasing/leasing it).

    What does this mean?

    Close the jail and convert it into a health and wellness center.

  8. Officers must go through extensive de-escalation training and mental health screening.

    What does this mean?

    If we are providing guns to an officer and giving them power, they must be in good mental health and perform their job well just like any other job without becoming violent.

  9. Officers have minimum mandatory requirements to attend community events and gatherings in their respective city districts.

    What does this mean?

    Officers must be present at a required number of community events to get to know the residents of the community they serve.

  10. Reduce public surveillance.

    What does this mean?

    Privacy is our right and we should not be recorded constantly.

  11. End LGBQT discrimination.
  12. End Mass incarceration- redefine what constitutes a “crime.”
  13. Do not prosecute people with “low level/low risk” crimes (drug use, homelessness, small shop lifting amounts).
  14. Expunge Marijuana charges from people that currently have it in their existing background checks.

    What does this mean?

    Remove marijuana related charges for everyone.

  15. Change noncriminal offenses to non arrestable offenses.
  16. Explore ways to end cash bail.