Conversations are key to building community support to hold law enforcement accountable to stop the unlawful use of lethal force in our communities.
On June 19th we released our new report, Deadly Force, which reveals that not only does the U.S. government fail to track how many people are killed by law enforcement officers each year, but also that not one of the 50 U.S. states or Washington, D.C. complies with international law and standards on the use of lethal force.
For decades, Amnesty International has worked to hold police accountable for respecting human rights, and we’ve taken on that work with renewed energy since the protests in Ferguson began last summer. Protests have sparked conversations that have ignited a movement, showing us all the power of communities coming together for justice and human rights.
Today we are releasing a Conversation Toolkit to support Amnesty members in reaching out to more people to support the movement to hold law enforcement accountable to stop the unlawful use of lethal force. The best conversations are those in which we learn from each other, we build and strategize together, and we are moved to action. Inside this toolkit there is more background about the Deadly Force report, as well as tips and tools for hosting a community Conversation about the human rights issues at stake, about state-specific challenges, and about solutions.
Click here for Toolkit.
Click here for Resources.
Click here for full report, Deadly Force: Police Use of Lethal Force in the U.S.