- We call for the Sacramento City Council to Stand in Solidarity with the Community of Minneapolis, Minnesota and call for an immediate disbanding of the Police.
- This include reallocating the 10 million in Measure U funds for the police department and allocating all Measure U funds back to the community for real community improvements like those that were outlined in Measure G in which this council failed to support a mere 2.5% reallocation of the city budget to schools and programs that support children but instead remained steadfast in its continued investment in police and the brutality and violence that is enacts on our communities.
- We call for an immediate reallocation of funds from the police department into the communities which have been over policed. These immediate reallocations should follow the 2.5% budget allocation that was recommended in measure G.
- We call for an immediate change to the city charter so that the city manager, an unelected official, is no longer in charge of termination of police officers and that responsibility be aligned with the Sacramento Mayor and Council.
Ahmed Aubrey. 25 2/23/2020 Brunswick, Georgia
Breonna Taylor 26 3/13/2020. Louisville KY
Jah 14 4/27/2020 Rancho Cordova, Sacramento
Isaiah Swift 23 5/2/2020 Norfolk VA
Dreasjon "Sean" Reed, 21 5/6/2020. Indianapolis
McHale Rose, 19 5/7/2020. Indianapolis
Adrian Medearis 5/8/2020
Christian Cooper 57. 5/25/2020 Central Park, NY
George Floyd 5/25/2020 Minneapolis, MN
Tony McDade 5/25/2020 Tallahassee, FL
Sha' Teina Grady 5/26/2020 Michigan (beaten by police)
This is just an informative update on some of the work we are doing, stats we are following, and accountability we are trying to take..
As you know all the cities in California are on lock down. For that reason most govt business is being conducted from cameras in homes. Virtually.
We decided to look at the agenda of the West Sacramento City Council meeting and it turns out that the May 20, 2020 meeting had an agenda item (#7) that was a report on "21st Century Policing."
The fact that they have a quarterly report is a good thing. Whats even greater is that the demographics of this council is representative of the demographics of its population.
We will see how that pans out tho..
Well here is the PDF to the report: https://blob.cityofwestsacramento.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=17615
And here was my emailed public comment:
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On April 27th 202 Rancho Cordova police Officer Brian Fowell beat a 14 yo boy for an adult buying him a Swisher cigar. Fowell punched the boy several times, held his face to the ground and to the curb by his neck, and twisted his arms around as if he was trying to break them.
Black Lives Matter Sacramento will be fighting for this family to get justice.
Video of the incident
Dear Cheif Hahn,
On March 27th 2020 at around 5pm, Sacramento Police terrorize a Black family at their home. They first said they were coming for a probation search. They demanded all people leave the home with guns drawn on the home and on the family. The search, if that was why they were there, would have only had to have been on the room of the person on probation, who was not present.
On December 23rd 2019 at 11am the family and Black Lives Matter Sacramento held a press conference to speak with the media about Antonio Thomas being found unresponsive in the Sacramento County Jail no more than 2 days after his arrest.
12/7-12/8 - Antonio Thomas was arrested by Citrus Heights Police Department and brought to jail (we dont know the actual date because Sac Sheriff and CHPD is not giving us any information and Antonio's info has been wiped from the Sacramento County Jail website)
12/9/19 - We are assuming this is the day the Sacramento Sheriff Department found Antonio unresponsive in the Jail.
12/9/19 - In the morning at 10 am (according to the hospital) Antonio was brought to the hospital with no brain activity and in a coma.
12/10/19 - The Sacramento Police Department drove all the way to another jurisdiction (Citrus Heights) to tell Antonio's mother that he was at UC Davis and that she should go see him. This was after telling her on the phone that no one is hurt and not to worry.
12/10/19 - Present - Antonio's mother and family have not left his side in ICU. Not one law enforcement agency involved has provided her any information, video, calls, nothing...
We brought this to the attention of the community through media...