Today We Launch the Injustice Boycott in Standing Rock, San Francisco, and New York City | Rise Up Times

Police brutality and racial injustice has gripped New York City for decadesNot only that, but New York City, beyond refusing to convict the officers who killed men like Amadou Diallo and Eric Garner, won’t even fire them from the police department — forcing families who call this city home to wonder, each and every day, if they will have to casually bump into the men who murdered their loved ones. This is sick.San Francisco is no better. After it was discovered that at least 14 San Francisco Police Officers sent blatantly racist and violent text messages with one another, not a single officer has been held accountable for those text messages. In fact, because of a ridiculously negotiated deal the city made with the police union to give a one year statute of limitations on punishment for such infractions, none of the officers can be held responsible for them, because they allowed the time limit to run out without offering any discipline for a single officer involved.In the face of this scandal and countless incidents of police brutality in San Francisco, the city formed the Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability, and Fairness in Law Enforcement comprised of respected judges and attorneys. The scathing report they issued featured 81 different recommendations. Months after the report was issued, the panel and the community blasted the police department for failing to act on any of them.The NYPD, SFPD, and the local elected officials in New York and San Francisco know full well what the problems are and how to fix them, but they refuse to do so while simultaneously basking in the glory of being labeled liberal and progressive. People are tired of it and we will hold these cities, their leaders, and the businesses in these cities accountable. We must!

Source: Today We Launch the Injustice Boycott in Standing Rock, San Francisco, and New York City | Rise Up Times