South Jersey JBS Freedom Campaign Meetup Message Board › RT article calls for "civilian review boards" -- Deja Vu?
"An advisory panel of the US Civil Rights Commission urged Sonoma County to create civilian-review boards in 2000 in the wake of eight fatal officer-involved shootings in less than three years. The panel’s recommendation, however, was disregarded."
The topic of civilian review boards is addressed by CEO Art Thompson in this video: http://www.jbs.org/is...
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE
In this video Art points out that The John Birch Society has been committed to “Support Your Local Police and Keep Them Independent!” since the mid-1960s. We were successful in stopping Police Civilian Review Boards in the 1960s and 70s and in getting the federal government’s Law Enforcement Assistance Administration abolished in 1982. Today, more than ever, we need grassroots activists to continue working to keep our local police under the supervision of local elected officials and free from state and federal control.
Edited by Donna Ward on Nov 1, 2013 10:12 AM