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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
I'm so tired. I want to just go to bed but shit. I just have to get this all out there because what if you don't hear anybody else say it.
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Ijeoma Oluo
1) Do you know your city's police accountability procedures?
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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2) Do your police have any provisions for citizen oversight?
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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3) Is there a civilian oversight panel to review police shootings and misconduct?
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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4) if you do not know this you can google your city with police accountability/review procedures
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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5) what is the threshold for indicting police for misconduct? Example: in Seattle (where I live) you have to prove willful malice.
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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6) Do your police have body cameras?
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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7) When you do your research, if you don't like the answers to these questions, if they do not hold police accountable, here's what u can do
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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8) Demand your city council member make police reform a priority. If they won't, vote them out - recruit friends to do the same.
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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9) Demand that your mayor do the same. If he/she won't vote them out & recruit friends to do the same.
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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10) Do not give money or votes to any candidate who will not make police reform a priority. Make sure they know that is a requirement
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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11) Demand that your sheriff and local DA's office do the same.
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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12) just google your city name + city council - all the contact info should be there.
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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13) along with phone numbers, email addresses - all the info u need to remind them that black lives WILL matter whether they want it or not
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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14) Do this today, do this tomorrow, do this every day like your life depends on it - ours actually does.
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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Police reform should be on the lips of every local politician in this country bc they should know they will not get your support without it
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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Ok? I shouldn't have to do this. I shouldn't have to process this and lay it all out while I'm fucking crying but I did so take some action.
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ephemerawoman 6 Jul 16
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thank you for this - am I ok to throw this out to anyone saying "what can I do?" - don't want to risk asshats in your TL
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Ijeoma Oluo 6 Jul 16
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yeah
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Steven Muhammad 13 Jul 16
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Reforms & politics cannot secure Black Freedoms in the U.S. & never really have. Now a Divine Hand is at work to close the deal.
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