The NEAR Act and the Future of Policing in the District of Columbia

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After a two-year effort by District residents who want the city to use violence prevention rather than aggressive policing methods like Stop and Frisk, the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act (or NEAR Act) was passed. If the NEAR Act is to succeed in giving communities control over how they are policed, community members must understand it. . . . → Read More: The NEAR Act and the Future of Policing in the District of Columbia

Mother of Alonzo Smith and PACA Respond to DC Mayor’s Proposed Regulations on Special Police and Security Officers

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In June, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced proposed changes to training requirements for special police officers. Pan-African Community Action thinks it’s too little, too late. . . . → Read More: Mother of Alonzo Smith and PACA Respond to DC Mayor’s Proposed Regulations on Special Police and Security Officers

Community Control: Stopping Violence In D.C.’s Communities of Color

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Do you believe in full community access to the resources needed to realize a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of individuals and families, including: food, clothing, housing, medical care, and necessary social services. . . . → Read More: Community Control: Stopping Violence In D.C.’s Communities of Color

From Civil Rights to Human Rights, Black Community Control Now!

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A United Nations Working Group preliminary report on human rights violations against Black America advocates Black community control of police. . . . → Read More: From Civil Rights to Human Rights, Black Community Control Now!