Community Health, Youth Voices
A cross-denominational group of leaders from religious congregations met to strategize about how to address community concerns with law enforcement protocol. The group floated ideas like independent oversight, a citizens review board, and a separation between agencies that work with police from those which investigate and prosecute officer-related shootings. Principles of restorative justice and civil rights defined the group’s model for police reform. “Even if someone has broke the law, it doesn’t mean that they’re supposed to be shot down. They’re supposed to be given due process through an attorney and a jury of their peers. That’s in the Constitution.” Read the full story on South Kern Sol.