- The latest initiative to end excessive and unwarranted violence from police just launched, called Campaign Zero.
- Its motto — zero tolerance for unnecessary policy brutality.
- Many groups and even Hillary Clinton are backing the new initiative.
Yesterday, Black Lives Matter activists laid down their own law to combat the issue of police violence that has plagued America in the past year.The initiative — Campaign Zero.
The campaign focuses on having zero tolerance for policy brutality, holding police accountable to prevent violent acts against citizens, such as the Michael Brown and Eric Garner incidents, from ever happening.
This project did not happen overnight. It took months of planning and approach to come up with a list of what needs to be implemented to ensure the safety of civilians.
What do Campaign Zero want? According to its website, there’s 10 things that need to be addressed to execute a better police and justice system:
- End Broken Windows Policing
- Community Oversight
- Limit Use of Force
- Independently Investigate and Prosecute
- Community Representation
- Body Cameras and Filming of Police
- End ‘For-Profit’ Policing
- Fair Police Union Contracts
Campaign Zero calls on leaders from all branches of government to recognize that there is an issue that needs to be addressed and a reasonable solution to end it. It states nearly 60 percent of all victims of police violence did not have a firearm on them and that only nine days in 2015 have gone empty without someone having their lives taken by a police officer. Last month, 125 people were killed.
As the presidential race continues, police brutality issue and the Black Lives Matter movement will need to be addressed by both the Republicans and Democrats. Campaign Zero also lays out both top Republican and Democratic hopefuls’ stance on the issue of police violence and how it can be curtailed.
Until there are answers in place, activists will not rest until there is a solution. Campaign Zero continues to update Americans on its policies and news about police brutality.