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. Stay tuned for updates. Meagen Matters! https://hendu39.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/meagan-matters-police-murder-of-black-women-ignored-by-corporate-media-activists/

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

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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