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Police Brutality

Jesús Hernandez – Personal Story

Jesús Hernandez was enjoying time with his family, when Buffalo police officers arrived on his property forcing him to come with them for questioning. Hernandez reflects on how this incident impacted himself and his family, what structural changes need to be made, and what healing looks like for himself and his community.

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Design, Not Cops – FFFC Press Conference

Just this week the Fair Fines and Fees Coalition found out:
Only 11% of Buffalo patrol officers are issuing stop receipts in compliance with Mayor Brown’s executive order
68% of BPD traffic stops were Black drivers, only 19% of stopped drivers were white
We need a public database of all stops, both traffic and pedestrian, which the Common Council has tabled and not reintroduced
Using just 9 school speed cameras, the City is pulling $1.25 million per week from our community members, which is 91% of what NYC makes off 750 cameras
The City is trying to balance its budget by issuing 5000 tickets a week for driving 26 mph in school zones
Infrastructure like speed bumps, chicanes, lane narrowing and other slow street design is the way to make our streets safe, not cameras, tickets or policing.
Join us on Friday to demand that city leaders take action to make traffic safe by design, not by discriminatory enforcement!

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Community Meeting on Justice Reform

Build power with us to bring real change to the City of Buffalo. Our leaders are not leading, so we need to mobilize ourselves. What do you think needs to change in the Buffalo Police Department? What about at Erie County jails? Share your ideas for changes to the justice system and find out how to get involved in justice campaigns at the city, county and state level.

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Buffalo Common Council: Discussion Regarding Tasers and Police Data Centers

Buffalo Common Council will be discussing contracts for Tasers and a police data center at their Finance Committee meeting, 10am on Nov 4th. Please call your Councilmember before this meeting to tell them we don’t need more police weapons or secret data centers, what we need is to pass Daniel’s Law and to spend this money on a police-free mental health first responder program!

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