Local organizations call for criminal justice reform


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Buffalo, New York (WIVB) – People gathered together Tuesday night to peacefully protest in the name of the Black Lives Matter.

Before the end of the night, the word “resignation” was painted on Franklin Street just in front of County Hall. Buffalo police officials say they are reviewing tapes to see who is responsible.

This comes after he was a buffalo man During a mental health call. Both the protest and the incident took place in Genesee and Michigan. 60-year-old Willie Henley was shot by Officer Carl Schultz over the weekend. Before the shots were fired, Henley allegedly hit an officer with a club twice. However, protesters say it is time to change the police station.

We need to get mental health services out of policing altogether. Mayor Brown announced his new effortless crisis intervention team, but we know from the Rochester Intervention Team that this structure does not save lives. Daniel Broad has already cost his life. Protester Dijon Hall said: He did not save Daniel, nor will he save Buffalo.

Earlier in the day, several organizations gathered in Buffalo at Mount Olive Baptist Church to support criminal justice reform in the police department. The Minority Bar Association of Western New York created a task force that made several recommendations to address the flaws they see within the system.

These include banning body camera interference, making police disciplinary hearings public, and ending car searches based on the smell of marijuana. Community leaders say it is time to change the culture.

“It is time for us to stop dying, and we are standing here asking collectively to make sure that justice is served in our society and that our people will be the ones who will help bring about this change because we are done with death,” he said. Buffalo President of NAACP Mark Bleu.

Leaders hope the Police Union will consider the recommendations strongly because they believe they will help reduce the divide between police and communities of color.


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