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- No more roadblocks (w/ help of Supreme Ct.).
- Represented affected people in the community-oriented policing plan that the
Mayor made a public commitment to implement.
- Helped start the process of ending racial profiling by lobbying successfully
- Researched the drug war, the criminal justice system, police misconduct and
- Created a 50-page study/info packet, titled "Criminal Justice or Institutional
Racism and Classism in the United States and Kentucky? How Does this Relate to
Police Abuse?" (For a PDF version of this packet, click the following link:
full packet-april 10, 2003.pdf)
- Contributed to the removal of pro-police brutality Police Chief Gene Sherard.
- Passage of independent Civilian Review Board to investigate police abuse.
- Built solidarity with other social justice groups in KY and in the region
such as in Cincinnati.
- Fought the mayor's and police's attempt to lockdown the West End during the
- Monitored police behavior during the Derby and maintained a visible
presence at Derby festivities.
- Helped facilitate a relationship between National Association for the
Mentally Ill and police.
- CAPA pressure led to hiring of Natl Organization of Black Law Enforcement
Executives to review and revise police use-of-force policies.
- CAPA pressure led to changes in the LPD's use-of-force policies.
- Sponsored October 22nd events (National Day of Action Against Police
- Raised public awareness about high-profile cases that ended in settlements
from the city.
- Organized and participated in non-violent direct action.
Protest at police headquarters in the wake of the shooting of James Taylor
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