The Equal Justice Society joined a letter led by DeCarcerate Memphis and signed by 150 civil and human rights organizations demanding action by federal, state and local public officials to address the law enforcement policies and practices that have given rise to such tragedies across the nation such as the killing of Tyre Nichols.
In the letter, we demand the following steps by taken:
- End the deployment of armed patrol officers in traffic enforcement.
- Eliminate the use of pretextual stops, terminating all Federal funding support for them.
- Require public police reports showing the location of each stop and the demographic characteristics of every driver.
- Disband the Jump-Out squads that operate to criminalize, intimidate, and too-often brutalize residents in low-income Black and Brown communities.