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State Criminal Justice Network for a National Advocacy Call on Developing Legislation
December 9, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EST
On Friday, December 9, 2016 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST, join the State Criminal Justice Network for a National Advocacy Call on Developing Legislation featuring a discussion about law enforcement’s access to military equipment. To RSVP send message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jumana Musa, NACDL Senior Privacy and National Security Counsel. Ms. Musa will discuss President Obama’s Executive Order (EO) 13688, whose goal was to improve federal support for the appropriate use, acquisition, and transfer of controlled equipment. She will also discuss current issues relative to the Interagency Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group and what the future holds for the EO and Interagency within a new administration.
Craig Atkinson, Director of the documentary Do Not Resist. The documentary follows the protests in Ferguson and subsequent Council and Congressional hearings regarding.
Police access to and use of military equipment came under much scrutiny during protests that ensued after Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The events that unfolded were in many ways reminiscent of the WTO protests in Seattle, Washington 15 years before.
In October 2014, NACDL hosted a webinar entitled Under Siege: The Defense Bar Examines Police Militarization, Ethnic & Racial Dynamics of Sentencing, and Their Impact on Criminal Justice Outcomes. The webinar was in response to the uprisings in Ferguson, Missouri and the ensuing swift and extreme police response. The webinar also explored the plethora of polarizing issues including racism, implicit bias, disparate sentencing policies, as well as, the over-policing of minority and poor communities.