From Ferguson to Dallas to Charlotte: Racial Justice and Policing in America

#RaceAndPolicing16

  1. More than two years after the shooting of Michael Brown inFerguson, Missouri, the fraught relationship between law enforcement andAfrican Americans continues to spark controversy and calls for action. This tension — and how to address the divide between communities and the police — were examined at a policy forum held Friday, Dec.9, at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Below is a synopsis of the day.
  2. .@BenJealous kicking off @Princeton  @WilsonSchool's "From Ferguson to Dallas to Charlotte: Racial Justice & Policing" #RaceAndPolicing16 https://t.co/MLwxUsGRRG
    .@BenJealous kicking off @Princeton @WilsonSchool's "From Ferguson to Dallas to Charlotte: Racial Justice & Policing" #RaceAndPolicing16 pic.twitter.com/MLwxUsGRRG
  3. .@BenJealous: "The U.S. is the only country that has no national standards for use of force or force training." #RaceAndPolicing16
  4. .@SeattlePD: "In my 35 years, there's never been a more challenging and difficult time than now." #RaceAndPolicing16
  5. Chief Kathy O'Toole: how @SeattlePD reduced use of force thru de-escalation & #CIT training. #RaceAndPolicing16 https://t.co/RhLedfksEp
    Chief Kathy O'Toole: how @SeattlePD reduced use of force thru de-escalation & #CIT training. #RaceAndPolicing16 pic.twitter.com/RhLedfksEp
  6. .@SeattlePD: "We see 10,000 mental health crisis interventions per year now... Use of force is only used in 1.6 cases." #RaceAndPolicing16
  7. .@SeattlePD: "Police can't do it alone. We need to work in multidisciplinary efforts to tackle these problems." #RaceAndPolicing16
  8. Next up: Building Community between Police and Citizens with @COPSOffice @EzekielACLU @gkelling & more. #RaceAndPolicing16
  9. @AsaCraig: Grew up in Brooklyn, NY. Told where I could play in the streets. #RaceAndPolicing16
  10. @AsaCraig: Mom used to tell me: Don't run away from a police officer. Keep your arms straight. #RaceAndPolicing16
  11. @AsaCraig: We should not be thinking about control in 3rd grade. We should be thinking about how we get them to college. #RaceAndPolicing16
  12. We need to be open to suggestions from community and working jointly. #RaceAndPolicing16
  13. We need to think about policing reform not just police reform- bc policing is about redesigning the system and process #raceandpolicing16
  14. @EzekielACLU: We need to think about policing within the greater criminal justice system. #RaceAndPolicing16
  15. .@EzekielACLU many municipal courts r revenue raising rackets-we don't want to raise taxes so we raise $ off poor w/fines #raceandpolicing16
  16. .@COPSOffice: Systems today are antiquated. We need the political will to change that. #RaceAndPolicing16
  17. @gkelling: "Perhaps a few nights in jail is better than 10-15 years in prison." #RaceAndPolicing16
  18. "When you focus on what people look like rather than what people do..." trajedies happen - Ben Jealous #RaceAndPolicing16
  19. US Criminal justice system is race driven, revenue generating system that needs to be (dramatically) reformed. #raceandpolicing16
  20. @gkelling: When others fail to address mental illness, police are left to deal with the problem. #RaceAndPolicing16 https://t.co/RkYpCnwuUo
    @gkelling: When others fail to address mental illness, police are left to deal with the problem. #RaceAndPolicing16 pic.twitter.com/RkYpCnwuUo
  21. Q. Are there policy reforms to address the high fines/fees in criminal justice system & incarceration? #RaceAndPolicing16
  22. @EzekielACLU: You almost need to call people out on what they're doing. It's a race-driven revenue system. #RaceAndPolicing16
  23. The conversation should begin by rethinking the role of policing in a democracy. #raceandpolicing16
  24. @EzekielACLU: People say #BlackLivesMatter because they have been consistently treated like they don't. #RaceAndPolicing16
  25. .@EzekielACLU: Not comfortable using #BLM & bluelivematter in 1 sentence-b/c degradation of black bodies inUS for 400+yrs #raceandpolicing16
  26. .@hthompson "The reason we are having these discussions today is bc of protests!" #RaceAndPolicing16 #BLM
  27. "Having a seat at the table is symbolic but it doesn't produce a change." #RaceAndPolicing16
  28. H/T Assani York: The table was built off of backs of blacks, we don't just need a seat we need a new table #raceandpolicing16
  29. "To be black in the U.S. is to always be prepared for terror" - Destiny Crockett '17 #RaceAndPolicing16 @WilsonSchool
  30. "How can communities police each other without the police" - Destiny Crockett '17 at #RaceAndPolicing16:  http://ow.ly/PzZv306YIBC 
  31. Today’s crime rate is lower than it’s ever been, and somehow we’re still talking about this in the context of crime mgmt: #RaceAndPolicing16
  32. "It's not about crime management." War on crime began in the 60's/the murder rate was unremarkable. HeatherAnn Thompson #RaceAndPolicing16
  33. #RoleOfTheWhiteAlly "Tell the truth about supremacy and oppression to other white people" Heather Ann Thompson #RaceAndPolicing16
  34. Valuable collection of responses to the black-on-black crime red herring that obfuscates real talk on #RaceAndPolicing16  https://twitter.com/GeeDee215/status/771035434747039745 
  35. Coming up next: remarks by Tone Bellamy, Stone Hill Church of Princeton. #RaceAndPolicing16
  36. Tone Bellamy -“We can’t address the hurts of today without first addressing hurts of yesterday” #raceandpolicing16
  37. Privilege is when you think something isn’t a problem because it’s not a problem to you. - Bellamy #RaceAndPolicing16
  38. Happening now: Charles Ramsey, a longtime police practitioner, offers an introspective look: #RaceAndPolicing16 https://t.co/lczWswhz3P
    Happening now: Charles Ramsey, a longtime police practitioner, offers an introspective look: #RaceAndPolicing16 pic.twitter.com/lczWswhz3P
  39. Ramsey: I do believe it’s possible for police reform to happen. But it has to be part of criminal justice reform. #RaceAndPolicing16
  40. "The last time we took a comprehensive look at the criminal justice system in the 1960's" -Charles H. Ramsey #RaceAndPolicing16
  41. Chuck Ramsey: Need balance in this conversation. Should not stereotype anyone-citizens or police. #RaceAndPolicing16 https://t.co/dCdMX8eCka
    Chuck Ramsey: Need balance in this conversation. Should not stereotype anyone-citizens or police. #RaceAndPolicing16 pic.twitter.com/dCdMX8eCka
  42. Ramsey: We all have #implicitbias-every single one of us does- how do we acknowledge, reflect and deal w/ this #raceandpolicing16
  43. Ramsey: I want you to stay impatient. That’s how things happen. It's how you go about doing that that's impt. #RaceAndPolicing16
  44. Panel three is beginning: Accountability of the Police and the Citizens #RaceAndPolicing16
  45. Kimberly Jade Norwood studies #implicitbias. New book chapters examine policing. #RaceAndPolicing16
  46. We can't divorce policing from the criminal justice system. #RaceAndPolicing16 MORE >>  http://sublnk.info/SHipGjy 
  47. Abigail Gellman, @Princeton student: Is policy giving more money to policing or reducing the extent of policing? #RaceAndPolicing16
  48. Role of police unions- too strong or needed to protect officer' rights? #Raceandpolicing16
  49. .@CharleneCac said she almost didn't come to #RaceAndPolicing16 conference. Said she came to offer different perspective.
  50. @CharleneCac: Police are not the only spaces in which we are policed. We are policed by teachers, healthcare providers, #RaceAndPolicing16
  51. @CharleneCac: Any reform that gives more money/power to policy departments is a step back. We can do better than that. #RaceAndPolicing16
  52. .@CharleneCac Why do we not have community response teams for crises? #RaceAndPolicing16
  53. "None of your reforms will pass in this administration. So we might as well go big." - @CharleneCac yes yes yes!!!! #RaceAndPolicing16
  54. Now is the time for us to be radical in our thoughts because the possibilities are endless. - @CharleneCac #RaceAndPolicing16
  55. In our final session, we'll discuss the future. Where can we go from here? #RaceAndPolicing16
  56. We're honored to have @RepBonnie and Paul Fischman from @USAO_NJ here with us today. They are up next. #RaceAndPolicing16
  57. .@RepBonnie We need to take a very serious look at how we protect those who are most vulnerable among us. #RaceAndPolicing16
  58. Fishman: Looking ahead, we have an enormous amount of work to do. #RaceAndPolicing16
  59. Thank you, everyone, for an important discussion today on #RaceAndPolicing16.
  60. Great conference today at Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. #Raceandpolicing16