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The Legalities, Policies, And Laws In Times Of Injustice
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The Legalities, Policies, And Laws In Times Of Injustice

About the Event Join us for this Free Forum sponsored by Strategies for Justice The topic of today is The Legalities, policies, and laws in times of injustice Each guest panelists panelist has a legal and law enforcement background and deals with cases of police criminology. Ken Williams is a former Boston-area homicide detective and expert witness consultant in wrongful death cases. Mr. Williams is retained by civil rights attorneys to evaluate and render unbiased opinions in officer-involved shootings and other deaths. He has appeared as a subject matter expert in print and television media and has been featured as a public speaker at law schools and community forums. Mr. Williams also performs a public service for non-profits and families in need by providing an unbiased opinion review waving fees. To read more about Mr. Williams and his services visit https://www.kwillservices.com/ Jonathan Newton, Esq. is a former police officer who was wrongfully accused of serious crimes. After this experience, he became a lawyer to fight for justice. Mr. Newton practices focus on Police Misconduct, Civil Rights, amongst other criminal defenses. Mr. Newton is also the sitting president of the National Association Against Police Brutality (https://www.naapb.org/) whose mission is to eliminate incidents of police brutality through proactive education of citizens, creating public awareness of the issue and advocating for the rights of victims. The National Association Against Police Brutality seeks to create a national standard for use-of-force guidelines and officer accountability for law enforcement personnel. We will discuss why police misconduct is a difficult topic to discuss in America and what actions are their organizations taking during these times of injustice. Lastly, we will cover what steps are crucial for creating policies and laws tailored towards police accountability and what message our guests have for America. Don't miss this free opportunity to engage and have an open dialogue. Facilitated by Carlos Wiley, Director, Paul Robeson Center, PSU
Law Enforcement Responding to Generational Trauma in the Black Community.
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Law Enforcement Responding to Generational Trauma in the Black Community.

The topic of today is Law Enforcement Responding to Generational Trauma in the Black Community Each guest panelists are representative of Law Enforcement organization that looks at providing equity within and outside of law enforcement. Our panelist will be: Damon K Jones (NY Rep, Black In Law Enforcement of America) Blacks In Law Enforcement of America believes that Law Enforcements’s purpose is to protect and serve. Not to contain the poor, the economically disadvantage, or to take advantage of those who cannot fight back or have a true voice in the matter at hand. Sonia Pruitt (National Chairwomen) The National Black Police Association (NBPA) is a national organization comprised of sub-regional African American Police Associations whom are dedicated to promoting justice, fairness, and effectiveness in law enforcement. The NBPA has several chartered organizations throughout the United States and has associate members abroad, in Canada, Bermuda, and the United Kingdom. The core focus of NBPA centers upon Law Enforcement issues, with a strong emphasis on the effects of these issues on the community. Heather Taylor (President, Ethical Society of Police) The Ethical Society of Police (E.S.O.P.) was founded in 1968 by African-American Officers to address racial biases within the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) and to bridge the gap between the police and the community. Our organization is open to officers and civilians of various races, sexes, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The E.S.O.P. represents approximately two hundred and twenty police officers and civilians employed by the City of St. Louis. We will discuss not only our current climate but the historical trauma that is faced within communities of color. In our conversation, we will cover what steps are crucial for law enforcement to adequately bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement and their message to America. Don't miss this free opportunity to engage and have an open dialogue.