Children know the names Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. Middle school students understand police brutality and racism are serious problems in our society. They know violence can come from those they are supposed to trust. However, they also have a vision of peace and non-violence—a vision of what our cities might look like without war and police brutality.
Bias-Free Policing (BFP) is a set of criteria for law enforcement officials to follow when establishing reasonable suspicion or probable cause, while investigating a potential crime or misdemeanor. These criteria serve to ensure that no person will suffer discrimination due to factors unrelated to the incident under investigation. Currently, however, few Vermont law enforcement agencies have adopted such criteria. Without BFP policies, they lack guidelines to prevent discriminatory policing and fail to define consequences for acts of police discrimination if they do occur.
OCTOBER 22 NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST TO STOP POLICE BRUTALITY, REPRESSION AND THE CRIMINALIZATION OF A GENERATION
You should take part in the October 22nd events in your area because -
**You want to help create the most powerful, most visible protest possible on a national basis
Who we are
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.