To: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

People of faith demand Gov. Cuomo allow special prosecutor to investigate police killings

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As people of faith and clergy from across the country, we call on Governor Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schniederman to support the creation of a non-biased Special Prosecutor for police misconduct for NYC districts and to institute police reforms that end the senseless killing of our black and brown brothers and sisters.

Why is this important?

Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. Mike Brown. Yvette Smith. John Crawford. Kimani Gray. Aiyana Stanley Jones. Reka Boyd. Sean Bell. Ezell Ford. Alex Nieto. Oscar Grant. The list goes on. Our black and brown brothers and sisters are being killed by police every 28 hours. This is unacceptable. We demand that the federal government do more to protect and bring justice to our brother and sisters of color.

Our faith traditions tell us that we are all God’s children and created in His image. This calls for every person, regardless of race or ethnicity, to be live in communities free of fear from the very individuals called to serve and protect them.

If you too are deeply disturbed by the incidents of police brutality impacting our communities of color …

If you too are heartbroken and mourn with the families who have lost loved ones to police violence …

Add your name to stand with us as people of faith to demand action.

How it will be delivered

State Capitol, May 2015

New York, NY, United States

Reasons for signing

  • The principle and the overall societal change that is needed in our country! Diverse peoples united can help change America's spirit for the culturally inclusiveness of all! Let's work together to make a positive difference!
  • Peace and justice are not optional commitments for me as a Catholic and member of Pax Christi Metro New York.
  • I a Black woman supporter of justice and a former ministry student.

Updates

2014-12-11 23:25:28 -0500

500 signatures reached

2014-12-11 11:36:28 -0500

100 signatures reached

2014-12-11 10:52:45 -0500

50 signatures reached

2014-12-11 10:15:18 -0500

25 signatures reached

2014-12-11 08:49:06 -0500

10 signatures reached