To Serve and Protect
Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end. Incarceration will be greatly reduced and communities will be safer. The death penalty will be abolished at the state and federal level, as well as in the military
NAACP's Born Suspect Report
NAACP’s groundbreaking report, Born Suspect, opens a renewed dialogue about racial profiling by law enforcement in America. This conversation includes a call to action for NAACP members to work toward ending this ineffective policing practice across the country.
The report includes an Anti-Racial Profiling Model Bill, sample End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) letter to Congress, Principles for an Effective Civilian Review Board, Police Misconduct Incident Reporting Form and more. #BornSuspect is also a social media campaign that brings to light everyday racial profiling that occurs with people of color across the US. Share your story. Demand justice.
President's Task Force on 21st Century Policy
The Georgia NAACP supports to the adoption and implentation of the recommendations proposed by President Barak Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policy. The President’s Task Force identifed best practices and offered recommendations on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust. The task force submitted its final report to the President in May 2015.
Videos of the sessions as well as all materials related to the Task Force's information gathering and deliberations can be reviewed online.
Further information about the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing is available here: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/default.asp?Item=2761.
In July 2015, the White House and the COPS Office convened a forum of elected officials, police executives and community members to jointly discuss the task force recommendations and share strategies for implementation. The implementation guide is a companion to the task force report and is informed by strategies shared at the July convening and feedback from the field. It provides guidance on implementing the task force’s 59 recommendations and 92 action items and serves as a resource for law enforcement, local government, community members and other stakeholders interested in concrete examples of how to turn the task force recommendations into action.
More Solutions from #blacklivesmatter
The Georgia NAACP fully supports the #blacklivesmatter movement and the various groups organizing under its principles to reform criminal justice and hold law enforcement accountable. The Georgia NAACP endorses Campaign Zero.
Unit Resources on Police Accountability