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'We Are In a State of Emergency': Black Youth Project 100 Condemn Police Violence Against Movement for Black Lives Attendees


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'We Are In a State of Emergency': Black Youth Project 100 Condemn Police Violence Against Movement for Black Lives Attendees

WASHINGTON - In response to yesterday’s unprompted violence against activists attending the Movement for Black Lives convening in Cleveland, OH, Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) National Director Charlene Carruthers issued the following statement:

“The Movement for Black Lives Convening ended with a demonstration of what collective action can achieve in the face of police violence against a 14 year old boy and activists. Our commitment to abolishing the police state was strengthened and we remain steadfast in building a movement for all Black lives.”

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Cameras should now be required to record all police interactions and arrests with citizens. A mini-cam and recording microphone should be worn as part of the uniform by the officer. No longer can a suspect be brought outside the field of view of a dash camera in the patrol car.

All police actions should be automatically recorded. A motion sensitive camera or a camera on the dash should be hooked up to sensor to follow the movements of the police officer as he walks around during the arrest.

We need visible proof that police officers are not abusing their position. It is only a job not some holy mission that places them above other citizens.

We need 100% camera coverage of arrests.