Combined Public Safety

PETITION

We, the undersigned delegates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention, hereby propose the following amendment to the draft platform:

Title: Public Safety & Crime Prevention Amendment

Add the following bullets to the Public Safety & Crime Prevention draft plank:

  • Accountability and clear consequences for use of excessive force and unnecessary brutality by enforcement officers and others, especially against targeted ethnic groups
  • A gradual reallocation of state and local funds from policing and incarceration to long-term safety strategies such as education, local restorative justice services and employment programs
  • An end to For-Profit Prisons
  • Education of law enforcement officers in implicit bias and de-escalation training as well as clear consequences for violating these principles.

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