Demand Alternatives to Racist Police Institutions Now
True justice would be if George Floyd were still alive. True justice would be Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland – and countless others – still being alive. Instead, their lives were lost at the hands of law enforcement largely because in the U.S. heavily armed police officers are the first, last, and only resort in Black communities.
It's time to fully fund true community safety and health in Black communities that helps bring the era of racist and violent policing to an end. Are you with us?
Our country needs to re-examine public safety to save Black lives and reduce racist police violence – and the critical solutions to do so are straightforward: from training civilian professionals as first responders in mental health crises to dealing with low-level offenses through tickets instead of force, arrests, and preventable death. Sign our petition and urge President Biden to use the power and purse strings of the federal government to make sure these proven alternatives are embraced by every city across America.
We know that real justice will only be achieved when no more Black lives are harmed or taken by the police – and the ACLU will fight to make sure that day comes. Add your name today to join the fight.