July 23, 2020 Virtual Meeting

Policing and Racial Justice in Rockland

  1.  VIDEO – compilation from recent social justice marches, rallies, vigils, and protests in Rockland
  2. POLICING – Marc Pessin
    1. History of policing and the New Jim Crow
    2. Rockland County Police – facts and figures
  3. VISIONS FOR CHANGE – Nana K. Adjei-Brenyah
    Policing: Harm Reduction vs Transformational Change – #8cantwait reforms vs #8toAbolition proposals
  4. LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: Report from Pascale Jean-Gilles
    1. This week’s legislation in Albany
    2. Bail reform and rollbacks – what’s happened so far?
    3. Cuomo’s Exec Order to implement police reforms
  5. DISCUSSION: Current Situation in Rockland
    1. Sheriff’s racist FB posts – Virginia Norfleet
  6. OTHER CURRENT ACTIONS/Announcements
    – Tuesdays at Spring Valley Police Dept – L’Tanya Watkins
    – Ida B. Wells Copwatch Collective – Weldon McWilliams IV
    1. Environment
    2. Voting – Election process