SAN FRANCISCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND LOCAL ACTIVISTS DEMAND POLICE NEW REFORMS FROM SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR ED LEE AT CITY HALL

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

In a room at City Hall with extra security and full of social justice activists looking on, Ed Lee the mayor of San Francisco listened to a barrage of questions from the city’s board of supervisors, who were demanding new police reforms.

This comes after a study by the district attorney’s Blue Ribbon Panel, revealed major racial bias by SF police and lack of oversight within the department.

“The community is in pain. Protesters are demanding the removal of the chief,” Board President London Breed said to the mayor. “How do we bring The City together?”

As a result of the outcry for police reform in the city, due to incidents of police violence and brutality , including the shooting of unarmed Alex Nieto, a case that went on trial a couple months ago.

Ed Lee claimed he would would allocate over 17 million dollars to police reforms and violence prevention in his new two-year budget, which he is scheduled to submit to the board of supervisors by the first of June, for review.

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE MARCH IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR
THE FIRING OF SAN FRANCISCO POLICE CHIEF GREG SUHR.

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WEAK JUSTICE?

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

The family of Akai Gurley unite with local NYC activists, to protest the recommendation from Brooklyn District Attorney, that ex-NYPD officer serve no time behind bars for killing an unarmed man. The Brooklyn D.A proposed Liang, instead serves his manslaughter conviction at home, in house arrest. Peter Liang was convicted of killing unarmed Akai Gurley earlier this year.

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