How Do We Stop Unjustified Police Violence?
How do we stop unjustified police violence and treating black and brown people worse than everyone else? One of the best ways to measure success with convictions but convictions are totally dependent on the will of the local community.
The first step in a conviction involves laying charges but the community needs to elect politicians that will appoint leaders in law enforcement that are willing to lay charges.
The second step in a conviction involves a jury finding a guilty verdict but juries have to believe that unjustified police violence is a crime.
The elected politician and the jury both come from the community. Therefore, nothing will change until public opinion in the community has changed.
Setting up new laws is important but it will still be a jury that decides whether a law has been broken.
The interesting question here is – can people’s minds be changed or do we have to just wait for the next generation to take power away from the current generation?
Drop a yes or no in the comments and let me know what you think.
In the meantime, bringing attention to a problem is easy. Solving a problem is hard.
I created a listing on ‘I Imagine’ where we can crowdsource the best ideas about how to stop this from happening again. You can vote for the best ideas, post your own ideas, and comment on ideas from other people.
You can also create your own listing to get ideas to solve any other problem.
Again, bringing attention to problems is easy. Solving them is hard. If you want to do more than just post a black square on your IG, this is a great way to be part of the solution.