Hi there—MoveOn members in your area are taking action on this important issue, and we thought you might want to add your voice.
Dear MoveOn member,
The Bureau of Justice Statistics keeps detailed records about crime throughout the country, providing an invaluable resource to track trends and to help legislators and law enforcement agencies determine how to allocate resources. However, it does not currently track the number of police killings across the United States, or any details about those encounters or the victims—although it has the power to do so.1
The lack of comprehensive statistics about police shootings feels like willful ignorance on the part of the federal government. This record is crucial for determining patterns of violence and creating the solutions we need to ensure all communities are safe and secure.
Police forces around the country receive federal support. It's time for the federal government to mandate that police departments provide detailed information about police killings as a requirement to receive federal funds.
Tell the U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice to make this information available in a transparent and timely fashion.
–Rashad Robinson, ColorOfChange.org
1. "Congress decides to get serious about tracking police shootings," The Washington Post, December 11, 2014
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