Minimize Use of Militarized Weaponry
Direct the state to cease providing, and local departments
to cease using, militarized weaponry that does not align
with a use of force continuum that authorizes only the
minimal amount of force necessary:
• To protect citizen and officer safety,
• That is proportional to the incident,
• That brings an unlawful situation safely and
effectively under control, and
• That preserves the constitutional and human
rights of the citizen.
FTF Co-Chairs and Community Partners Call for Swift Policy Action
Residents Call for Policy Change, Regional Leaders Must Rise to the Challenge Forward Through Ferguson co-chairs, Rebeccah Bennett and Zachary Boyers, and 30 community partners call on policy and decision makers to deliver swift action on Ferguson Commission Calls to Action. Read the full statement on Medium, or download a pdf here. “Unfortunately, we’ve been…
Opportunity for a New Approach to Public Safety in St. Louis
An open letter to Mayor Lyda Krewson from Rebeccah Bennett and Zachary Boyers, Co-chairs of Forward Through Ferguson, on the public safety opportunity in front of our region. Click here to download a pdf of the open letter. Mayor Krewson, The retirement of Police Chief Sam Dotson represents a new day for public safety in St. Louis….