Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board

Community Control Resolution

WHEREAS the Steuben County Green Party has discussed the problem of police violence directed against people of color and has discussed issuing a public statement on the issue in the hope of raising awareness in Steuben County, and

WHEREAS the Black Lives Matter movement has adopted a Community Control Platform to address the importance of direct democratic community control of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in ending unjust police violence,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Steuben County Green Party endorses the Community Control Platform adopted by the Black Lives Matter movement on August 1, 2016.

The Community Control Platform states:

We demand a world where those most impacted in our communities control the laws, institutions, and policies that are meant to serve us – from our schools to our local budgets, economies, police departments, and our land – while recognizing that the rights and histories of our Indigenous family must also be respected. This includes:

1. Direct democratic community control of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, ensuring that communities most harmed by destructive policing have the power to hire and fire officers, determine disciplinary action, control budgets and policies, and subpoena relevant agency information.

2. An end to the privatization of education and real community control by parents, students, and community members of schools including democratic school boards and community control of curriculum, hiring, firing, and discipline policies.

3. Participatory budgeting at the local, state, and federal level.

The Steuben County Green Party calls on municipalities in Steuben County to implement these goals.

For more information about the Black Lives Matter Community Control Platform, visit https://policy.m4bl.org/community-control/







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