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

Jacky Maqueda
Fatoumata Hidra
Omar Federico
Dion Moore
Masoka Mwibeleca
Monique Gutierrez
DeVaughn Walker
Paola Pinto
Denise Thompson
Jackamo Brady
LaWana Richmond
Paul Watson Jr
Jacqueline Ibarra
Josephine Thompson
Jacquelyn Sherman-Rustin
Yolanda Gooch
Catherine Mendonca
Jo Barrett
Richard Kacmar
Nancygayle Gallaher
Taina Patterson
Gregory Mendoza
Maria Velez

27 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
  • Jacky Maqueda
    pledged support 2020-01-15 21:26:20 -0800
  • Fatoumata Hidra
    pledged support 2019-12-17 09:18:44 -0800
  • Omar Federico
    pledged support 2019-12-12 17:53:06 -0800
  • Dion Moore
    pledged support 2019-12-12 08:38:45 -0800
  • Masoka Mwibeleca
    pledged support 2019-12-12 07:39:18 -0800
  • Monique Gutierrez
    pledged support 2019-12-12 07:38:13 -0800
  • DeVaughn Walker
    pledged support 2019-12-11 07:26:29 -0800
  • Paola Pinto
    pledged support 2019-12-02 11:38:55 -0800
  • Denise Thompson
    pledged support 2019-12-02 09:28:14 -0800
  • Jackamo Brady
    pledged support 2019-12-01 16:07:42 -0800
  • Dr. LaWana Richmond
    @lrichmonducsd tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-27 11:42:51 -0800
  • LaWana Richmond
    pledged support 2019-11-27 11:42:35 -0800
  • Paul Watson Jr
    @PLWat2 tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-26 13:56:00 -0800
  • Paul Watson Jr
    pledged support 2019-11-26 13:55:44 -0800
  • Jacqueline Ibarra
    pledged support 2019-11-26 10:07:59 -0800
  • Josephine Thompson
    pledged support 2019-11-25 23:21:04 -0800
  • Jacquelyn Sherman-Rustin
    pledged support via 2019-11-25 21:57:37 -0800
  • Yolanda Gooch
    pledged support 2019-11-25 18:17:16 -0800
  • Catherine Mendonca
    pledged support 2019-11-25 17:50:06 -0800
    Solidarity from San Diego copwatch
  • Jo Barrett
    pledged support via 2019-11-25 17:21:57 -0800
  • Richard Kacmar
    pledged support 2019-11-25 16:07:14 -0800
  • Nancygayle Gallaher
    pledged support 2019-11-25 15:19:33 -0800
  • Taina Patterson
    pledged support 2019-11-25 15:12:25 -0800
  • Gregory Mendoza
    pledged support 2019-11-25 15:11:52 -0800
  • Maria Velez
    pledged support 2019-11-12 14:51:39 -0800
  • Ariana Federico Mondragon
    published this page in Youth Council 2019-10-31 17:58:04 -0700