REPORT: The Public Wants Non-Law Enforcement Emergency First Responders

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REPORT: The Public Wants Non-Law Enforcement Emergency First Responders

  June 22, 2020 ]MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com Polling shows roughly seven in ten voters (68%) support non-law enforcement emergency responder programs. Even more (70%) support a non-police response for when a family member calls 911 because of a mental health crisis. Two-thirds of Americans (65%) favor a non-police response to a drug overdose. A new…

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NEW REPORT: Violence Interruption Programs Provide Effective Alternative to Policing

  MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com Polling shows roughly four in five voters (78 percent) support violence interruption strategies for reducing violent crime and 65 percent of voters believe violence interruption makes more sense than increasing the number of police in communities. A new report from The Justice Collaborative Institute and Data for Progress on the use…

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NEW REPORT: Qualified Immunity Must End so Healing Can Begin

MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com Polling shows that a majority of voters (53%) want to end qualified immunity, a doctrine that protects law enforcement from legal accountability for their actions, even when they’re egregious. Less than a third of likely voters (30 percent) oppose ending this policy that insulates police from the consequences of their actions and…

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Elected Officials, Faith Leaders, and Civil Rights Organizations Call on DNC to Cut Ties with Police Unions

  MEDIA CONTACT: media@thejusticecollaborative.com A broad coalition of civil rights organizations, elected officials, faith leaders, academics, public defenders, and advocates sent a public letter to the Democratic National Committee on Friday calling on the governing body of the Democratic Party to stop accepting funding from police unions and to require its members and candidates to do…

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More Than 200 Academics, Elected Officials, and Advocates Sign Open Letter to Local Government, Law Enforcement Groups Demanding Sweeping Police Reforms

  MEDIA CONTACT: media@thejusticecollaborative.com A group of more than 200 academics, elected officials, and justice advocates on Friday sent open letters to the nation’s leading local government and law enforcement groups demanding action on a set of policy proposals designed to ensure that the United States is a place “where all people feel safe.” The…

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Over 200 Academics, Elected Officials, Advocates Urge AFL-CIO to Disavow Police Unions

  MEDIA CONTACT: media@thejusticecollaborative.com A coalition of over 50 justice groups and over 150 academics, elected officials, and justice advocates on Friday sent an open letter to the AFL-CIO calling on the nation’s largest labor union organization to end its relationships with police and other law enforcement unions. The letter states that these organizations have abused…

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New Report: ‘No-Knock’ Warrants Are Too Dangerous and a Majority of Voters Want Them to be Banned

  MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com As protests against police violence and overreach continue across the nation, a report published on Friday details constitutional concerns and broad public opposition to so-called “no knock” warrants, which precipitated the March killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency medical technician, in Louisville, Kentucky. These warrants—in use around the country—allow…

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More Than 200 Civil Rights Leaders, Elected Officials, Faith Leaders, Academics, Public Defenders, and Advocates Call on Democratic Leadership to Defund Police

MEDIA CONTACT: media@thejusticecollaborative.com As nationwide protests over high-profile police killings enter their second week, a diverse group of more than 200 civil rights leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, academics, public defenders, and community-led organizers have come together to call on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer to reduce federal funding for police…

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New Report Details How Anti-Homelessness Ordinances Violate the U.S. Constitution

  MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to infect the nation’s homeless population and threatens to trigger a new wave of housing insecurity and displacement, a new report published on Friday finds that cities and jurisdictions across the U.S. are failing to address the problem and are instead enforcing ordinances that unconstitutionally criminalize…

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New Poll: Most New Yorkers Want Governor Cuomo to Increase Tipped Workers’ Wages Immediately

  May 21, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com With nearly 80% of New York state restaurant employees out of work, the Justice Collaborative Institute and Data for Progress today released new polling showing bipartisan support among New Yorkers for immediately increasing wages for tipped workers. Right now, New York requires a $15 minimum wage and at…

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