Today, CampaignMatters are launching #8CANTWAIT: a list of policies that together have the power to reduce police violence by 72%.
The death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of the police, has ignited a worldwide demand to end police brutality. The #8CantWait campaign has gone viral and could bring historic change to how the police treat civilians.
CampaignZero is an organization that lobbies for policy changes to end police violence. On average, 1000 Americans are killed by the police each year. This latest campaign urges people to contact their local mayor and demand these changes be instigated in police departments.
It is shocking many of these eight policies do not already exist in Police Departments. They paint a bleak picture of the unfettered power of the police in the status quo.
A few Police Departments have already adopted some of these force policies. These same Police Departments then reported up to 25% fewer police killings with each policy implemented.
Here are the requirements: