Local Advocates Progress Toward Change

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List of demands and agenda's​ in Indiana

NOTE: These demands and agenda's are a brief sketch of what the UFC board has been able to accumulate in a short period of time. While we would like for this list to be complete, we realize that there are some lists that we were not provided. If your organization has a relevant list regarding the impact of Dreasjon Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmed Aubrey or George Floyd's murders, please click the link below and let us know.

 

African American Coalition of Indianapolis

  1. Peaceful but passionate protest of grievances and believe protests are a powerful affirmation that broad segments of our community believe Black lives matter

  2. Changes to use of force board/policy

  3. Reform citizen's complaint board

  4. We seek justice for issues that stem from the realities of being Black, including police brutality and excessive use of force.

 

American Descendants of Slavery

  1. 15% of all city contracts be set aside for black Indy

  2. Immediately stop cash bail

  3. All new multi unit apartment contracts must include 10% of units to qualify as affordable living

  4. Fire and charge any officer that's accused of excessive force if at the time of incident their camera is off

Black Lives Matter (Re: Dreasjon Reed)

  1. Release the officer's name

  2. Fire the officer

  3. Hold the officer accountable for murder

  4. Review and rewrite the Use of Force Policy

  5. Tell the truth about the murder of Dreasjon Reed

 

Black Lives Matter (Re: George Floyd)

  1. Vigorously engage our communities in the electoral process

  2. Educate our constituents about candidates and the issues that impact us most 

  3. Promote voter registration among Generation Z, the Black Community, and our allies

  4. Changes in the use of force board/policy

  5. Changes in the merit board

Campaign Zero - 8 Can't Wait

  1. Bans Chokeholds and Strangleholds

  2. Requires De-escalation

  3. Requires Warning Before Shooting

  4. Requires Exhaust All Alternatives Before Shooting

  5. Duty to Intervene

  6. Ban Shooting at Moving Vehicles

  7. Has Use of Force Continuum

  8. Requires Comprehensive Reporting

 

Economic Freedom Fighters Indiana

  1. When police involved in physical altercation they be tested on the spot for alcohol and drug consumption

  2. Guns removed from street cops

  3. Decision to use mace or any other non-lethal force on demonstrators be made by superiors to the street cop.

  4. Police be defunded

  5. Police be abolished

  6. Civilian public safety be organized and funded with the funds normally funding police

  7. City do at least 15% of it business with businesses owned by people of African descent as city law requires

  8. City assist in the investigation of Dreasjon Reed killing instead of impeding.

  9. Release the coroner's report and autopsy to Demetrees Wynn and her lawyers.

  10. Release the library video taken by the library cameras on Dreasjon Reed's killing at 62nd and Michigan Road

  11. Abolish slavery which means abolish prison which 13th amendment allows humans convicted of a crime to be enslaved.

  12. Create independent political party with specific agenda for people of African descent

 

Faith in Indiana

  1. Strengthen Use of Force Policy

  2. Enact Progressive Discipline Policy

  3. De-escalation and procedural justice training

  4. Implement group violence intervention recommendations immediately

  5. Respond to mental health crisis with treatment not incarceration

  6. Remove unfair protections for officers in law enforcement contracts

  7. Require independent investigations of police violence

 

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus

  1. Recommendations from the Statewide Criminal Justice Commission;

  2. Statewide use of body and dashboard cameras;

  3. Local special prosecutor for police misconduct and use of fatal excessive force;

  4. Public reporting of lethal force involving law enforcement;

  5. Statewide public database for citizens’ complaints against law enforcement officers;

  6. Anti-racial profiling law;

  7. Enhanced penalties for officer-involved shootings;

  8. Inclusive hate crime legislation;

  9. Ensuring FOP contracts are public record and requiring a public hearing for renewal;

  10. Mental health reviews for police officers;

  11. Confidential whistleblower complaint process for officers;

  12. Implicit bias, dispute resolution and de-escalation training for officers.

 

Wynn/Reed Family

  1. To meet with the mayor to discuss what specific federal oversight will happen in this case

  2. To be provided the names of people involved in this investigation, including the federal agents

  3. To be provided with the motion for a Special Prosecutor that was filed by the Marion County Prosecutor; also, to have notice of the selection hearing for the Special Prosecutor

  4. To be provided with the Coroner’s report, including any photos of Dreasjon Reed’s body

  5. To be notified of any developments in the investigation prior to public disclosure

​The Young Lions Action Network

  1. Use of Force Policy changes that include de-escalation

  2. Community Review Board that is randomly selected like jurors are selected

Mayor Hogsett said the department is changing and updating guidelines for use of force including the following:

  1. The department's standard for using deadly force is being updated.

  2. The department is updating the requirement for identification and warning before deadly force is used.

  3. IMPD will be prohibited from using chokeholds - currently the department does not train or condone the use of chokeholds.

  4. De-escalation requirements and training for officers.

  5. Duty to intervene or report when another officer uses inappropriate force.

  6. Prohibits shooting into a moving vehicle or from a moving vehicle.

  7. Comprehensive reporting of lethal and nonlethal uses of force.

  8. Rules for using various levels of less-than-lethal force.

Source: https://www.wthr.com/article/indianapolis-protests-unrest-blog-large-crowd-participates-sit-statehouse-lawn

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ADVOCACY GROUPS
Organizations Demanding Progress and Change

Indianapolis Advocacy Organizations:

  • African American Coalition of Indianapolis

  • African American Legacy Fund Indianapolis

  • American Descendants of Slavery

  • Black Ministers Alliance

  • Building Relationships, Inspiring Development, Getting Engaged

  • Circle Up Indy, LLC

  • Community Resource Team

  • Concerned Clergy

  • Don't Sleep

  • Economic Freedom Fighters Indiana

  • Faith in Indiana

  • Family of Dreasjon Reed

  • Father's and Family

  • Indiana Black Expo

  • Indiana Black Legislative Caucus

  • Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males

  • Indiana Healthy Marriage and Family Coalition

  • Indianapolis Ministerium

  • Indy10/Black Lives Matter

  • Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship

  • NAACP Indianapolis Chapter

  • National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America

  • National Council on Educating Black Children

  • Race and Cultural Relations Leadership Network

  • RISE Indy

  • ROCK Initiative

  • Ross Foundation

  • Starfish Initiative

  • Union District of Churches

  • Urban League

  • Young Lions Action Network

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Unite for Change has compiled the following list of online resources for urban servants working in urban communities.

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Unite for Change has compiled the following list of online resources for urban servants working in urban communities.

UFC MISSION

Unite for Change is currently applying to be a nonprofit entity whose mission is to identify and coordinate effective resource allocation, stakeholders, institutions, associations and other organizations to address community-wide issues impacting family stability, public health and public safety while providing opportunities for socio-economic mobility.

UniteForChange.org initiative host annual empowerment events called the “Urban Servant Leadership Un-Conference." This years virtual gathering will include a series of in-depth, knowledge sharing activities designed to educate, inspire and empower current and emerging leadership in under-resourced urban centers. Due to the recent death of George Floyd and the protests against inequity and injustice that followed, this years un-conference is more important than ever.

The next Urban Servant Leadership Un-Conference will take place virtually on August 15, 2020 from Indianapolis, Indiana. The UniteForChange.org initiative has as one of its goals to bring together the various community demands and agendas to better expose plan gaps and overlaps. This year's urban leadership development un-conference will bring together community leaders who understand the urban context and are committed to networking and engaging the community to cultivate positive change and the eradication of systemic racism and injustice.

What is the UFC Virtual Un-conference?

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