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Fwd: This can't go on

From: domainremoved <Aram>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:35:32 -0700

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> An independent analysis found that California leads the nation in the number of police-involved killings. How many more have to die?
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> Let's Get Serious About Police Reform
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> Dear Aram,
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> Good news! A poll released earlier this week shows that California voters see a problem with biased policing in our state and support reforms to address the issue. The bad news? It's an uphill battle to pass meaningful police reform legislation in California.
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> Are you one of the 67% of California voters that support a bill to fight racial profiling in the state?
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> The poll, conducted by Tulchin Research in July, found that 65% of California voters believe that Black community members are more likely to be discriminated against by police.
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> Strong majorities of voters also support AB 953: The Racial & Identity Profiling Act of 2015, a bill that was introduced by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) to address the harmful practice of racial profiling in California.
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> Let your state senator and Governor Brown know that everyone is worthy of fair policing.
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> So far this year, police have shot an unarmed Black man every nine days, according to the Washington Post. It's safe to say that we are experiencing a crisis in biased policing. And yet, one after another, bills introduced to address this crisis have slowly been dying in the California legislature.
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> AB 953 is one of the last significant bills left. Among other things, the bill would update the definition of racial profiling and require law enforcement to collect and report basic information about stops and searches. But the law enforcement lobby has been relentless in its opposition.
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> So what will it take for our state leaders to act on and champion sensible reforms like AB 953? We need to take steps to ensure that people of color will no longer be discriminated against, brutalized or killed by police. AB 953 is one of them.
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> Please support this crucial policing reform legislation.
> Sincerely,
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> Natasha Minsker
> Center for Advocacy & Policy Director
> ACLU of California
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