The Black Lives Matter country of CHOP “demands” among other things that the Seattle Police Department be abolished. BLM recently held a protest march against the police in Harrisburg, PA during the stay-at-home order led by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.
Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 9:00pm
Here are some of the THE DEMANDS OF THE COLLECTIVE BLACK VOICES AT FREE CAPITOL HILL TO THE GOVERNMENT OF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (archive in case disappears):
1. The Seattle Police Department and attached court system are beyond reform. We do not request reform, we demand abolition. We demand that the Seattle Council and the Mayor defund and abolish the Seattle Police Department and the attached Criminal Justice Apparatus. This means 100% of funding, including existing pensions for Seattle Police. At an equal level of priority we also demand that the city disallow the operations of ICE in the city of Seattle.
2. In the transitionary period between now and the dismantlement of the Seattle Police Department, we demand that the use of armed force be banned entirely. No guns, no batons, no riot shields, no chemical weapons, especially against those exercising their First Amendment right as Americans to protest.
7. We demand a retrial of all People in Color currently serving a prison sentence for violent crime, by a jury of their peers in their community.
13. We demand the abolition of imprisonment, generally speaking, but especially the abolition of both youth prisons and privately-owned, for-profit prisons.
3. We demand free college for the people of the state of Washington, due to the overwhelming effect that education has on economic success, and the correlated overwhelming impact of poverty on people of color, as a form of reparations for the treatment of Black people in this state and country.
Related to economic demands, we also have demands pertaining to what we would formally call “Health and Human Services.”
1. We demand the hospitals and care facilities of Seattle employ black doctors and nurses specifically to help care for black patients.