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To: Sheriff Mike Williams, Mayor Lenny Curry, Tommy Hazouri, Matt Carlucci

Reallocate JSO's Budget to the Community

Reallocate JSO's Budget to the Community

We are demanding Mayor Lenny Curry, Incoming City Council President Tommy Hazouri,and Incoming City Council Finance Committee Chair Matt Carlucci defund the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO). We demand they cut the budget of JSO down to 20% of the budget and reinvest the rest money into the community, creating comprehensive mental health first responders, repairing infrastructure, and improving schools. Additionally, we demand community control of the police by creating a Police Accountability Council controlled by citizens to create transparency and accountability within police investigations.

Why is this important?

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office currently has 40% of Jacksonville's budget and yet only 31.5% of homicides are solved. We demand a people's budget to create a more equitable allocation of funds. For these reasons as well as transparency, and accountability we are demanding community control of the police, complete transparency and full accountability in investigations. This means immediate release of body cam footage and jailing killer cops.

Jacksonville, FL, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • There are other facets of the community that need funding! If the police need a budget increase, then tell the community EXACTLY WHERE THE MONEY GOES!!! We deserve to know. We deserve to have a say in how to better our community because we are the community!
  • We need to reimagine community service and community policing. We need to redistribute funds to other aspects of community service that impact the development and growth of our community. The current structure and funding of JSO is complicit and instrumental to the abuses towards low-income members of our community and murders of Black children, women and men.
  • because ACAB

Updates

2020-06-23 19:16:53 -0700

1,000 signatures reached

2020-06-22 14:23:00 -0700

500 signatures reached

2020-06-18 17:19:33 -0700

100 signatures reached

2020-06-18 16:41:44 -0700

50 signatures reached

2020-06-18 16:16:16 -0700

25 signatures reached

2020-06-18 16:12:07 -0700

10 signatures reached