We can live in a world where people of color aren’t lost to gun violence and incarceration by ensuring that sheriffs, prosecutors, police chiefs, mayors, city council members and county commissioners are held accountable as allies, not obstacles, to reform.
ALL ROADS TO ENDING MASS CRIMINALIZATION RUN THROUGH CITIES AND COUNTIES. THE RED SQUARES ON THE MAP REPRESENT THE CITIES WHERE LIVE FREE IS LEADING SUCCESSFUL GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION STRATEGIES.
Following the fatal shooting of rapper, community activist and businessman Ermias Davidson Asghedom, pka Nipsey Hussle, the LIVE FREE gun violence prevention campaign sent condolences to Hussle’s family and announced plans to expedite the recruitment of 1000 faith leaders to become PEACEMAKER congregations.
While hailing the success of the anti-gun movement that has led to Saturday’s March for Our Lives, some activists are urging that that momentum should also be used to tackle gun violence in poor and minority communities.
The same people who went to prison in disproportionate numbers for selling marijuana are on the verge of being cut out of California’s multibillion-dollar legal marijuana industry – and, without help, could even become victims of it.