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To: Minnesota state legislators
Enough is enough. Minnesotans demand police accountability and an end to police violence!
Brooklyn Center police shot 20-year old Daunte Wright on the afternoon of April 11, minutes after pulling him over for allegedly hanging an air freshener in his rearview mirror. This comes after Minneapolis police cruelly and horrifyingly killed George Floyd on camera last year.
Police in Minnesota must be held accountable, and Minnesota state lawmakers must take decisive action to do so.
Why is this important?
The time is now for our legislature to pass meaningful, common sense laws that will hold police accountable and make our families safer.
The killings of George Floyd and Daunte Wright were not an anomaly. Police brutality is a real issue that disproportionately impacts Black, Indigenous, people of color and low income people in Minnesota and across our nation. In Minnesota alone, there have been over 400 deaths from police brutality since 2000.
The torture and killing of George Floyd in eight minutes and 46 seconds is perhaps one of the worst police brutality cases in our nation's history. This happened here, in our state, in our community.
And the recent killing of Daunte Wright on the night of April 11 was another example of grotesque, unaccountable police violence. Daunte was shot dead just minutes after being pulled over for allegedly hanging air fresheners in his rearview mirror.
In this moment as the entire nation and world watches Minnesota, we have an opportunity to lead the nation by passing pragmatic laws to promote safety, justice, transparency and accountability.
Courageous Minnesotans are currently standing up for justice for all and peaceful protestors are demanding accountability and common-sense laws. Today, we are asking Minnesotans to demand Justice for George Floyd and all Stolen Lives by passing the following bills during this year's state legislative session.
The bills would :
End the Statute of Limitations for Lawsuits for Wrongful Deaths Caused by Police (HF 717, SF 2021)
Strengthen Civilian Oversight (HF 640)
End Police-Only Responses to Mental Health Crisis Calls (HF 1686, SF 1924)
End Qualified Immunity (HF 1104, SF 580)
Independent Investigatory and Prosecutory Body for Police Critical Incidents
End Prosecution for Reporting Police Misconduct (HF 2201)
End No Knock Warrants (HF 1762, SF 2139)
Require Police to Carry Professional Liability Insurance (HF 440, SF 815)
Require Access to Body Worn Camera Footage in Police Critical Incidents within 48 Hours (HF 1103, SF 807)
A growing coalition of community groups including Communities United Against Police Brutality, Minnesota Disability Justice Network, Minnesota Justice Coalition, Racial Justice Network, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence and Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Minnesota demands police accountability and an end to police violence.