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#ProtectYourPeople Budget

Please see the summary document and check out the introductory video for this submission around a Divest/Invest framework for the County. The report is authored by families whose loved ones are in the jails and juvenile halls, the formerly incarcerated, and those whose loved ones were killed by law enforcement.

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Time for DA Offices to Create Police Crimes Units

The Coalition for Justice and Accountability (CJA) came into existence in 2003 after Bich Cau Thi Tran was shot and killed by San José Police Officer Chad Marshall. CJA has over the past 17 years been an advocate for humane policing practices including the banning of the use of Tasers by law enforcement. Members of CJA have participated on panels, addressing police misconduct, Taser task forces, city councils and other public bodies throughout the Bay Area. CJA has conducted workshops on police misconduct and also on the inherent dangers of Tasers.

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CAIR and SV De-Bug Solidarity Statement

In solidarity with our community members impacted by police violence in Santa Clara County, the San José Peace and Justice Center condemns the San José Police Department’s (SJPD) oppressive actions towards Black, Brown, Latinx, Indigenous, and all People of Color; inclusive of those who may not identify with society’s normative sexual and gender identities, economic status, abilities and disabilities, religious beliefs and disbeliefs, and immigration status.

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Achilles Heel

This letter by Connie Hunter from the Friday Peace Vigil was published in the San Jose Mercury News last week. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed this nation’s Achilles heel.  Though we invest more money in our military defense system than the next seven nations combined, our military defense system leaves…

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