Justice League NYC is a New York based activist group currently working in New York on protesting the non-indictment of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner of Staten Island by coordinating peaceful protests and advocating a list of demands for redress and accountability. This group is an outgrowth of Gathering for Justice, a social justice organization founded in 2006 by Harry Belafonte. You can read more about their work here.
In a bid to bring more international awareness to the desperate situation in the United States in which we have seen a rash of killings of unarmed people by police officers without legal accountability, the Justice League is seeking translations into as many different languages as possible for use in publicizing their efforts to achieve meaningful reform. If you are able to help out by translating the following list of demands, please leave a note in the comments section below indicating your language and send your translation to the Gathering for Justice team with a copy to Translationista. If you are a professional translator, please indicate that in your response. And if you are able to use your own network to publicize the demands and the work of Justice League NYC, that helps the cause even more!
Here is the list of the Justice League NYC’s demands:
WE DEMAND THE FOLLOWING:
- The immediate firing of Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo and all officers responsible for the death of Eric Garner.
- The State of NY will appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute all criminal cases involving the use of force, including deadly force, by police officers, and in particular, immediately appoint a Special Prosecutor in the wrongful death of Eric Garner.
- The City and State of New York will draft legislation to clarify the rules of engagement between the police and the community to make illegal the use of lethal force, including the chokehold, except to protect against serious, imminent physical injury to the police officers or the public.
- NYC will create a comprehensive NYPD Training Program for ALL officers – to include crisis intervention, harm reduction and de-escalation skills – to eliminate racial bias and police brutality.
- An immediate end to NYPD’s “Broken Windows” Policing, which overwhelmingly targets black and brown communities with aggressive quality of life policing and enforcement tactics that could escalate to excessive force as in the case of Eric Garner.
- An end to the criminalization of young people in the NY school system. The “school-to-prison pipeline” targets primarily youth of color and has created a generation of youth growing up incarcerated. Mayor de Blasio made this a hallmark of his historic campaign, but has yet to adopt necessary reforms.
- US Attorney General Eric Holder will expedite the federal investigation into the death of Eric Garner.
- Immediate passage of the Right to Know Act.
- NY State and all localities engage in complete transparency in regards to profiling, and search and seizure practices, and to provide all public data on other police practices including summonses, arrests and detention practices.
- We call on Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo and NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to meet with Justice League NYC in order to explore all avenues to make viable the implementation of the above demands as immediately and efficiently as possible.