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
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.
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
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