Today is a new day with a renewed spirit combating old habits long needed to be extinct. Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25th 2020 there have been weeks of protest across the United States and the world to show solidarity that it is time to send a clear message that “Black Lives Matter” as much as any other lives in the human chain. This is a youth led movement that has put in to place changes within days that have been over looked for decades. Society in its basic form is clearly separating itself between those who want to include all humans to feast verses those who want to exclude certain humans from the feast. The inclusive crowd out numbers the exclusive crowd, but the exclusive crowd have laws and powerful people in place to insure those wanting inclusion will be forever protesting for change and getting it slowly when it can be done quickly.
After or during protest what is next? What action items can be done to have a direct lasting impact to assist all humans with an open invitation to the feast? We here at SwaggaKings will bring forth four key action items that communities can do now without study, budgetary impact, or delay.
- During the next city council meeting make a motion to adopt a policy for a new city ordinance that will state, “ No citizen may purposefully injure another citizen causing death of the injured citizen where the citizen causing the injury had no continued threat of harm or death from the injured citizen towards the injuring citizen at the time of injury. Plenty to for such action will be a 1st degree felony “
- During the next city council meeting make a motion to adopt a policy for a new city ordinance that will state, “The police department will not hire any officer who has prior misconduct on their record.”
- During the next city council meeting make a motion to adopt a policy for a new city ordinance that will state, “ No citizen may place themselves in harms way and claim, “I was in fear of my life,” as a defense for actions done to eliminate the perceived threat they caused.
- During the next city council meeting make a motion to adopt a policy for a new city ordinance that will state, “The city here by will have a police review committee that will review citizen complaints of police officers and this committee shall have authority to render judgment and resolution to each complaint before the committee. Each committee member shall be appointed by city council “
With a motion and a second your local city councils and county boards can vote on these measures and if passed will have sweeping impact on the fear of my life statements or resisting arrest arguments. We urge all readers to contact your city council persons and county commissioners to make the motions and offer a second if the motion is made. This is the only way real action can take place in our society. You can also go to meetings and speak during open agenda and raise these issues. Don’t be fooled by pledges to do something later, when something can be done now. What other ways do you feel can have an impact? In act them now as time is fleeting and this moment many not be this ready for some time to come.
Keep it swagga baby!