May 28, 2019. WCSC.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – The Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) is calling for an audit of the North Charleston Police Department in a citizen’s advisory commission meeting on Tuesday.
North Charleston Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Community-Police
Relations will meet at 6:30 p.m. at North Charleston City Hall.
Charleston Area Justice Ministry says they called for an audit of both
the Charleston and North Charleston Police Departments a few years ago.
May 7, 2019. WKYT.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – More than 2,000 people met in downtown Lexington as part of B.U.I.L.D.’S 2019 ‘Nehemiah Action Assembly’. B.U.I.L.D. stands for ‘Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direct action’. The group is made up of 26 different congregations.
A goal of their annual meeting is to urge leaders to take action on several issues they say they are seeing in their community.
The topics discussed include drug addiction, the
rates of students suspended in Fayette County Public Schools, and
May 4, 2019. The Topeka Capital-Journal.
Chicago police warned gang member Daniel Alcantara in the summer of 2015 that he was at high risk of killing someone or being killed, and offered him help leaving the gang life, according to the Chicago Tribune.
But Alcantara declined, and was fatally shot during a gang war in June 2016, that newspaper reported the following month.
warning given to Alcantara was part of Chicago’s use of a “group
violence reduction strategy” of the type pioneered by the National
Network For Safe Communities, a carrot-and-stick approach that Topeka
police Chief Bill Cochran intends to pursue in this community.
April 29, 2019. Topeka Capital-Journal
Religious fervor filled the Rev. Christine Potter’s voice Monday evening as she addressed more than 1,200 people from 23 Topeka-area congregations who packed into Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
people of God — this beautiful, diverse body of God — we are called
together to work our justice muscles in unity,” said Potter, associate
pastor of Countryside United Methodist Church. “We are called to jump
with our voices, with our hands, with our feet and our legs, our entire
bodies. Topeka JUMP — jump for justice!”
April 9, 2019. WFLX.COM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Three major topics for Palm Beach County’s marginalized talked with leaders who could change laws: addressing homelessness, community ID’s and police relations with the community. They met at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Monday.
homelessness, PEACE or People Engaged in Active Community Efforts, says
the here more than 4,000 children without a home in Palm Beach County.
spur action, they invited Palm Beach County Commissioners to present
their solution: speed up the construction of the county’s second