#HandsUpDontShoot Vision and Demands from #Ferguson

We are striving for a world where we deal with harm in our communities through healing, love, and kinship. This means an end to state sponsored violence, including the excessive use of force by law enforcement. We are committed to an America that comes to terms with the trauma of its painful history and finds true reconciliation for it. Mass incarceration and the over-criminalization of black and brown people must forever end, leaving in its place a culture that embraces our histories and stories. This means an end to racial bias and white supremacy in all its forms.

Our dreams are directly linked with those resisting militarism, war, and state repression around the world. We will achieve this new beloved community hand in hand, step by step, in global solidarity with all people committed to lasting peace and full justice.

Local Immediate Demands

Swift and impartial investigation by the Department of Justice into the Michael Brown shooting.

Immediate arrest of Darren Wilson.

County Prosecutor Robert McCullough to stand down and allow a Special Prosecutor to be appointed.

Firing of Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson viagra generique acheter.

Immediate De-escalation of militarized policing of peaceful protesters.

Ensure the rights of people to assemble and peacefully protest are protected.

Hold law enforcement officers accountable for excessive use of force on peaceful protesters.

Immediate release of individuals arrested for exercising their right to assemble and peacefully protest.

National Immediate Demands

Obama to come to Ferguson to meet with the people whose human rights have been violated by aggressive and militarized policing, including the family of the victim – Michael Brown.

Eric Holder to use the full resources and power of the Department of Justices to implement a nationwide investigation of systemic police brutality and harassment in black and brown communities.

Ensure transparency, accountability, and safety of our communities by requiring front facing cameras in police departments with records of racial disparities in stops, arrests, killings, and excessive force complaints.

Immediate suspension without pay of law enforcement officers that have used or approved excessive use of force. Additionally, their names and policing history should be made available to the public.

Written by members of the community of Ferguson and the Dream Defenders

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