Sacramento, We Need to Fight for Sacramento!

 

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It's no lie!

The presidential election has consumed us all! 

How in the world does this country elect a Donald Trump and there is no way in hell we are going to take it lying down. Right?

With that being said it is important that we don't forget the many local issues that are going on right this minute. Issues that directly affect the people you see every day, your community!

So I have compiled a long list in case we need to reference it and remember what is vital to the now!

City of Sacramento:

>Sacramento Police Department
-unlimited and real time city camera surveillance without any regulation
-killing of unarmed people
-Use of Force policy allows for no accountability
-Oversight Commission has no power over misconduct
-No policy requiring information on police killings
-No punishment for police killings

 

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>City Council
-Responsible for gentrification in districts 4 (midtown, seavey circle/new helvetia), 5 (oak park, colonial heights), and soon to be 2 (Del Paso Heights) (all neighborhoods that are predominately and historically Black - displacing people of color who now make up the majority of people without homes)
-Strong ties and relationships with Sacramento Police cause for biased decisions and unlimited approval of police funding
-Strong relationships with developers, real estate agents, investors - ensuring the ongoing unregulated gentrification
-Made it against the law to feed people that experience homelessness, without a permit
-Made it illegal for people that experience homelessness to be asleep outside
-Redefined what "affordable housing" means
-Required developers make "affordable housing" and then walked it back when no one was looking
-No accountability on "Promise Zone" funding. we have no record of how the money is being spent
-Criminalizing people that experience homelessness by detaining, imposing fees, and then jailing when unable to pay hundreds in fees because they are without homes. 
-Large donations from local police unions, correctional officer unions, and probation unions to ensure votes in favor of law enforcement locally.
-Unwilling to create any ordinance that creates police accountability and transparency
-Not taking the people seriously when the people utilize their democratic rights to be heard in council meetings (ignoring, looking at phones, reading the newspaper, etc)
-No cost of living increases with very small min wage increases over a course of 5 years
-No regulation of rent increases, while no cost of living wage increases

>Media (newspapers, news)
-Unwilling to investigate and report without bias
-Relies on law enforcement for the "facts" around stories that could incriminate law enforcement - shaping a bias public opinion

County of Sacramento:

>Sheriff Oversight
-created a commission for sheriff oversight but it has 3 Sheriff representatives and 5 appointed by the sheriff to oversee what the sheriff does
-Created a Inspector General position for oversight of the sheriff but the sheriff appointed him and he is a 30 year veteran of the Sacramento Police Dept.

>Sacramento Sheriff Department
-Has had the most police involved shootings of unarmed people
-Has cost the city over 15 million in law suits for rape, torture, excessive force, in custody deaths, etc at the hands of deputies
-Lets officers with long records of abuse and murder continue to serve as deputies.
-Elected Sheriff maintains unethical practices and relationships with businesses that profit off of his influence
-Elected Sheriff has been accused and sued for sexual assault on female deputies

State of California:

-State has the most people murdered by Police in 2015 and 2016
-Refuses to create any oversight regardless of a democratic majority (bills have been created but never pass due to police union donations/relationships with politicians)
--No cost of living increases with small min wage increases over a course of 5 years
-No regulation of rent increases, while no cost of living wage increases

Please feel free to join us in fighting these issues where the people can actually effect change that would help the very people you see in your community on a daily basis. As well as yourselves.

 

Some of the things we are doing...

 

We are putting the City of Sacramento on Notice

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We are creating Alternatives to the Police!

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We are having an Open Meeting!!

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Where: Wellspring Women's Center
Address: 3414 4th Avenue, 95817
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

 

We are Collecting Socks, Shoes, & Slippers for folks without homes!

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Where: Bel Air parking lot (we will be closer to Florin Rd)
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Address: 1301 Florin Rd (corner of Freeport and Florin)

 

We are walking for Justice in our Justice Night Walk! 12 people died from Police in Sacramento in 2016!

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