We are aware that this board is mostly symbolic, and does not have the powers that a community advisory board should have when trying to make sure police departments are being transparent and held accountable; and we understand that those powers are granted by the Sacramento City Council.
This board does indeed have access to information, so Black Lives Matter Sacramento has a list of demands, to ensure that you are working to make this board an actual asset to our community.
Change is good…Black Americans have tried. We have succeeded. We have been stopped in the tracks of progress.
Sacramento, Where Police Make (Up) Their Own Rules: Black Lives Matter Sacramento Weekly Blog Update
We need REAL police accountability, and we need it in a hurry, because we are losing lives fast. And no one governing our city seems to care.
Transparency and Accountability in California Law Enforcement - Black Lives Matter Sacramento Weekly Blog Update
Being the capital city of the most populous state in the union has many advantages. BLM Sacramento is proud to stand in support of the California State Senate Bill SB 1286, and founder Tanya Faison will be speaking at the upcoming rally on the capitol steps Monday April 11 between 11:00am-12:00pm in support of the bill.
Photo Source - Raw Story
Black Power in a Time of Crisis: BLM Sacramento Responds - Black Lives Matter Sacramento Weekly Blog Update
Truth in Sacramento: Between gentrification, the policing of poverty, and the lack of public control over our city’s institutions, we are seeing systemic racism flourish unchecked by our capitalistic-minded “leaders.” Currently Black Lives Matter Sacramento is responding through building solidarity amongst Black college students, unveiling and calling out predatory Oak Park investors, standing up to police brutality by demanding the Sacramento Police Commission hold the Sac Police Department to a higher standard of accountability, and finally, getting loud in partnership with other Sacramento progressive organizations to state that the whole system is guilty as hell in a liberating event toward the end of the month.
So… when did Oak Park become “North and South” Oak Park? Things that make you go hmmmm…. -- Black Lives Matter Sacramento Weekly Blog Update
On February 27, Black Lives Matter Sacramento and many Oak Park residents gathered in front of the Guild Theater, to make their voices heard about the changes coming to this neighborhood.
Sacramento: Didn't Chicago and Cleveland just show us how it's done? We CAN make a difference in local electoral politics.
Check out the statement by Assata's Daughters, an organizing collective that together with a broad coalition throughout Chicago, campaigned in ONE MONTH to get rid of an elected official, Prosecutor Anita Alvarez, because she had failed the people.
They also released a short video that included these inspirational words: