ACTION ALERT: SUPPORT THE MEAGEN HOCKADAY ACT!

Meagen Hockaday was murdered by Oxnard, California police officer Roger Garcia in front of her children on March 28, 2015. https://www.facebook.com/meaganmatters/timeline Garcia was not criminally charged. Coming in 2017: The Community Party’s Meagen Hockaday Act will include enhanced criminal penalties for excessive use of force by the police against mentally ill people and individuals in crisis, in addition to whenever children are present. Our legislation will implement a new international approach to policing, based on a successful model in the United Kingdom and Canada that emphasizes de-escalation and treatment.  https://hendu39.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/meagan-matters-police-murder-of-black-women-ignored-by-corporate-media-activists/

Bill number  S.B. No. 440

AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AND LOCAL POLICE HANDLING OF INCIDENTS INVOLVING INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS OR INTELLECTUAL OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY.

To protect individuals with a mental illness or intellectual or developmental disability in their interactions with state and local police officers.

Introduced by:

Sen. Gary A. Winfield, 10th Dist.

Contact Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, and the General Assembly Judiciary Committee chairs and vice chairs. Politely tell them activists nationwide are watching to see that they pass the Meagen Hockaday Act IN ITS STRONGEST FORM, with our original bill language intact!

Follow these social media pages for updates:

David Samuels (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/david.samuels.948

Community Party (Twitter): https://twitter.com/CommunityParty1

(Facebook):   https://www.facebook.com/CommunityPartyAction/

Stop Racial Profiling – Obey the Law! (Facebook):  https://www.facebook.com/PennAct/

Mary Sanders (Facebook) :    https://www.facebook.com/mary.l.sanders.56

Monique Wallace (Facebook):  https://www.facebook.com/monique.wallace.5832

Contact information for Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and CT General Assembly Judiciary Committee

Gov. Dan Malloy: https://www.cga.ct.gov/jud/

Office of the Governor

State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone Number: (860) 566-4840
Toll-Free: (800) 406-1527
TDD: (860) 524-7397
Fax: (860) 524-7396

email: http://portal.ct.gov/en/Office-of-the-Governor/Contact-Governor-Malloy/Share-your-Opinion-with-the-Governor

Call House/Senate Democrats and Republicans, and ask for the Judiciary Committee chairs and vice-chairs by name.

Judiciary Committee members, info on submitting  public hearing testimony: https://www.cga.ct.gov/jud/

Contacting Legislators:  https://www.cga.ct.gov/olm/YourVoice.asp

Resources

Police in U.S. kill more people than all other developed nations COMBINED:

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-killed-8-hours-2015-early-graves-day/

Hamilton, Ontario Police COAST Program: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/hamilton-police-send-mental-health-pros-to-the-front-lines-with-cops-1.3024000

https://www.stjoes.ca/health-services/mental-health-addiction-services/mental-health-services/coast

Community Party Trayvon Martin Act: https://hendu39.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/community-party-trayvon-martin-act-bill-language-4/

Community Party urban policy paper: Sandra Bland Police Reform & Economic Justice Plan: https://hendu39.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/sandra-bland-police-reform-economic-justice-plan-4/

UK Police use police back up, de-escalation, and public order shields to subdue a mentally ill man wielding a machete.

Investigative report on the police murder of Caroline Small, an unarmed woman who was experiencing a mental health crisis:

http://investigations.myajc.com/caroline-small-shooting/

Mentally Ill and Murdered by Police:

http://socialistworker.org/2012/12/11/mentally-ill-and-murdered-by-police

New Mexico Police Shoot at Minivan Full of Kids:

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