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Making SFPD Accountable: A Community Conversation
Date Saturday September 24
Time 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St. (Enter on Grove St.)
San Francisco, 94102

Wheelchair accessible
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorAdrienne
Making SFPD Accountable: A community Conversation
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00am - 2:00pm
Sponsored by
San Franciscans for Police Accountability

The evidence is clear: SFPD is badly broken, and is in need of transformational change. The Blue Ribbon Panel on Accountability studied SFPD and made recommendations for change. Our Community Conversation will engage citizens, and unite voices to ensure that change occurs.
All are invited to learn more about the Blue Ribbon Panel's recommendations for transforming SFPD and about groups working on police accountability.

Hear from families who have lost loved ones to police brutality and a diverse panel of speakers on the Blue Ribbon Panel.

PANELISTS:
-LaDoris Cordell, Blue Ribbon Panel judge
-John Crew, ACLU Police Practice expert
-David Campos, SF Supervisor, former Police Commission Member
-Anand subramanian, Blue ribbon Panel Executive Director
-Cristine Soto DeBerry, Chief of Staff, SF District Attorney
-Daniel Landrey-Muhammed, Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition member
-Alex Salazar, former LAPD Ramparts officer, current police activist
-Ray Marshall, former president San Francisco Bar Association

Blue Ribbon Panel Executive Summary & Full Report: http://SFBlueRibbonPanel.com
Facebook / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/671247519693448/
Free; Light lunch provided

Info: David Carlos 415 426-0738
Karen 917 686-2041

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Added to the calendar on Thursday Sep 15th, 2016 11:13 PM

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by MPetrelis
Sunday Sep 18th, 2016 12:52 PM
I'd like to learn why this meeting doesn't include holding corrupt DA George Gascon accountable? Yeah, the SFPD has major problems and needs to change but an equally large issue is the fact that Gascon has not charged a single cop with killing a civilian.

Since he was appointed DA, there have been 18 civilians killed by SFPD officers and 39 cops have been named in the deaths, yet not one indictment from Gascon.

Yet, the director of his charade of a blue ribbon panel and his chief of staff are on the panel. Why isn't this panel pursuing accountability of more than just the SFPD? When will the police accountability group widen its agenda to also target the DA's office?

Gascon must love that community energy is never focused on him and that this panel's agenda is only looking at cops and avoiding putting the spotlight on him and his lack of indictments.

I imagine Gascon smiles knowing he's playing community activists quite well, and that his manipulation prevents weekly protests at his office or inclusion of holding him to account at such forums.

Click here to read the names of the 39 cops involved in the 18 civilian deaths, then ask why Gascon won't indict them:
http://mpetrelis.blogspot.com/2016/09/sfpd-names-of-39-cop-suspects-18.html
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