Stop Police Brutality

What is the injustice we are solving?
This project might stop bad law enforcement officers not to broke their power or not to beat up on any body or harassment people or not put drugs in people cars or house to set them up and lie on them in court and listen to people when they say thier rights .
Our Compassionate Solution
To solve this injustice of
cops beating up, racially profiling, and killing people
we will address
cops not understanding how to use their power right
by
holding a protest so police will see and think about what they are doing wrong.
Our Plan
Our Project Goals
To having meetings in public
To having events in public .
To having rally in public .
To sit down with the officers and talk to them .
We will increase my / our compassion by...
By To having meetings in public and To have events in public and To having rally in public To sit down with the officers and talk to them .
How will you show courage?
By To having meetings in public and To have events in public and To having rally in public To sit down with the officers and talk to them .
How will you collaborate with others?
By posting my projects on internet groups .
How will you know you are moving in the right direction?
When officer shake our hands and talk to us and when they stop doing bad things to us and we stop doing bad things to them .
Create a list of key steps you will take
To having events in public.
To having rally in pubic.
To having meetings in public.
To sit down with the officers and talk to them .
Kelsey T.

May 22, 2018

Hi Michael! I’m part of the Peace First team and wanted to provide you with Feedback for your Compassionate Insight. We provide insight feedback to help teams further strengthen their ideas as they continue to plan their projects!

Your insight:
"To solve this injustice of
cops beating up, racially profiling, and killing people
we will address
cops not understanding how to use their power right
by
holding a protest so police will see and think about what they are doing wrong."

Thanks for working on such an important issue! I think your insight makes a lot of sense and the connection you see between racial profiling and the violence police officers often use against people of color is a really important observation. I also like that you are trying to understand why police officers behave in this way and that you have identified it as about a lack of understanding. I'm curious to hear more about what specifically you mean when you say that you want to address the root cause of "cops not understanding how to use their power right.?"

I also noticed that your project plan has listed a few different goals for your project that go beyond having a protest: having meetings and public events/conversations, and sitting down with officers to talk to them. Those feel like great ideas to me and I love that they are rooted in trying to reach out in compassion and work WITH officers to create change together. You might consider broadening the third part of your insight statement to encompass all of these fabulous ideas.

Really excited to see all this fabulous work come to life!!
Adrian B.

February 14, 2018

Hi Michael!

Happy new year! I hope that you're doing well. Here at Peace First, we're working on giving feedback on everyone's compassionate insights, so you can move to the next phase of your project--and the minigrant application. I'm here to check in!

How's your project going? We miss having you on the site. The work you're doing is vitally important, and we want to support you. Let us know how we can help.

Best,
Adrian
Michael R.

February 20, 2018

Can you give me a feedback on my new pdf ?
Adrian B.

February 21, 2018

Hi Michael!

It's great to hear from you! I love your new pdf. You have so many important insights about why police brutality and racial profiling happens, and various examples of ways that police are behaving unethically. I love that you referenced the racist history (and present) of the police and the US in general! Phenomenal work. It's great to see you engaging on the site with other people's projects, too. Glad you're with us. :)

Part of the process on our site is to give formal feedback on the compassionate insight--once your insight is approved, you will be able to apply for a mini-grant. And... YOUR INSIGHT IS AWESOME! Thanks so much for this epic work. I love how you're specifically working to address police not using their power correctly. That is definitely a root cause of this problem. I'm so excited to learn more about what your next plans are. What are you hoping for with this protest? Are there other people where you live who you can work with on this project? Let me know how we can support you.

So excited for this! Thanks so much for your life-saving work.

Best,
Adrian
Adrian B.

February 23, 2018

Glad to hear your family is supporting this work and working with you to make it happen! What is their help looking like right now?
KelseyPF T.

November 20, 2017

This is a really wonderful project! You have identified a really important issue to address in your community and I can tell that you are approaching it with courage and compassion. I can tell that you already have some amazing ideas to hold public meetings and rallies, and it is wonderful that you are planning on including officers in those conversations to understand their perspective and help foster communication between your community and officers. I think it is really smart of you to try to address both sides of the issue at the same time: both officers harming your community and community members harming officers-- this can create a really challenging cycle of violence to break out of!

I'd encourage you to take some time to do some deeper digging on the "root causes" of this injustice -- Why it is that officers do bad things to members of your community? Here are some tools that can help you think that through: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/understand-1-talking-others and https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/understand-2-problem-and-solution-trees

Once you think some more about those root causes, you can chose one to focus on -- that might help you flesh out some of your already fantastic ideas!

Keep up the amazing work and thank you for being a peacemaker!
Michael R.

November 20, 2017

And when will I get my check ? and this link don't work https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/understand-1-talking .