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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Black Lives Matter, Campaign Zero 10 point plan to address police abuse
Black Lives Matter activists have released a 10 point plan to address abuses by US police forces after critics said that the group has lacked direction.
The plan, called "Campaign Zero", urges policy changes and proposes laws on federal, state and local levels.
The plans calls for: Ending "broken windows" policing, which aggressively polices minor crimes in an attempt to stop larger ones Using community oversight for misconduct rather than having police decide what consequences officers face Making standards for reporting police use of deadly force Independently investigating and prosecuting police misconduct Having the racial makeup of police departments reflect the communities they serve Requiring officers to wear body cameras Providing more training for police officers Ending for-profit policing practices Ending the police use of military equipment Implementing police union contracts that hold officers accountable for misconduct