Support An Independent Community-led Commission on Police Practices

Why is it that the first encounter youth in our communities have with police is being profiled rather than feeling protected?

The San Diego Police Department utilizes targeted policing practices, which disproportionately affect communities of color. Curfew sweeps strategically implemented in specific communities’ areas directly inflict monetary and emotional trauma upon youth of color, through fines and arrests. Imagine being a high school student trying to get home after a night of working or studying with friends and being put in handcuffs and arrested because you were caught in a random curfew sweep. Imagine a system where a person accused of a crime is also responsible for investigating their own misconduct. The flaw in such a system is obvious, yet that is the flawed police oversight system that currently exists. The San Diego Police Department Internal Affairs division reviews all resident complaints of officer’s misconduct, which includes use of force, brutality, and harassment cases.

In order to restore trust between police and communities, Mid-City CAN's Youth Council advocates for the creation of an independent community-led commission on police practices. Mid-City CAN believes that an independent commission reflective of our diverse communities, with youth representation, is vital to establishing trust between law enforcement, and the communities they are assigned to protect.

Let us know below if you support an independent community-led commission on police practices. We will keep you updated with opportunities to get involved with our campaign.

Who's pledging

Rebecca Modesto
Marisela Acosta
Hanni Foster
Nicole Kalmus
Janelle Brown-Peters
Stephanie swift
Copwatch San Diego Uaptsd.org
Lorenzo Calvano
Ian Ware
Darcy Engelhart
Aurian Saleh
Cris Sotomayor
Anonymous
Mojdeh Motamedi
marisol Turincio
Ariel Valentino
Aaron Burgess
Blake Hofstad
Margaret Baker
jean-huy tran
Natalie Ferraiolo
Dr. Bridget Burden
Jacqueline Guan
Maria Schembri
Kathleen Parmer
Alejandro Vazquez
Andrea Zamudio
Aleen Jendian
Erik Winter Villaluz
Meaghan Harrigan

71 votes

Yes I support an independent community-led commission on police practices
I might support an independent community-led commission on police practices
No I do not support an independent community-led commission on police practices
  • Rebecca Modesto
    pledged support 2020-07-10 06:32:38 -0700
  • Marisela Acosta
    pledged support 2020-07-09 21:01:37 -0700
  • Hanni Foster
    pledged support 2020-07-08 11:24:22 -0700
  • Nicole Kalmus
    pledged support 2020-07-02 16:25:29 -0700
  • Janelle Brown-Peters
    pledged support 2020-07-02 09:47:22 -0700
  • Stephanie swift
    pledged support 2020-07-01 23:39:24 -0700
  • Copwatch San Diego Uaptsd.org
    pledged support 2020-07-01 14:30:22 -0700
  • Lorenzo Calvano
    pledged support 2020-07-01 07:19:04 -0700
  • Ian Ware
    pledged support 2020-06-22 16:29:31 -0700
  • Darcy Engelhart
    pledged support 2020-06-22 15:21:49 -0700
  • Aurian Saleh
    pledged support 2020-06-22 14:12:42 -0700
  • Cris Sotomayor
    pledged support 2020-06-21 15:12:48 -0700
  • Anonymous
    pledged support 2020-06-20 15:59:23 -0700
  • Mojdeh Motamedi
    pledged support 2020-06-20 15:39:46 -0700
  • marisol Turincio
    pledged support 2020-06-20 09:36:15 -0700
  • Ariel Valentino
    pledged support 2020-06-18 09:03:45 -0700
  • Aaron Burgess
    pledged support 2020-06-17 17:59:47 -0700
  • Blake Hofstad
    pledged support 2020-06-17 17:56:39 -0700
  • Margaret Baker
    pledged support 2020-06-17 09:55:15 -0700
  • jean-huy tran
    pledged support 2020-06-16 22:14:29 -0700
  • Natalie Ferraiolo
    pledged support 2020-06-16 12:19:19 -0700
  • Dr. Bridget Burden
    pledged support via 2020-06-16 08:43:50 -0700
  • Jacqueline Guan
    pledged support 2020-06-15 12:54:16 -0700
  • Maria Schembri
    pledged support 2020-06-12 16:37:54 -0700
  • Kathleen Parmer
    pledged support via 2020-06-12 15:44:08 -0700
  • Alejandro Vazquez
    pledged support 2020-06-11 16:05:38 -0700
  • Andrea Zamudio
    pledged support 2020-06-11 10:38:42 -0700
  • Aleen Jendian
    pledged support 2020-06-11 10:37:01 -0700
  • Erik Winter Villaluz
    pledged support 2020-06-10 23:36:36 -0700
  • Meaghan Harrigan
    pledged support 2020-06-08 10:24:34 -0700