This Amendment is being proposed by The Minnesota Green Party and the Green Party National Black Caucus; Trahern Crews of the Green Party, who’s email is Trahern@gp.org and the Co – Chairs of the black caucus are Robin Harris and Darryl! Moch, whose contact information is: Robin Harris, Harris4six@gmail.com; and Darryl! Moch, Nubianphoenix1@gmail.com.
This amendment was approved by the Minnesota Green Party and Black Caucus on August 30, 2019.
Author: Trahern Crews, firstname.lastname@example.org
This amendment is addressing a new section in Article II, Social Justice; Chapter H., Criminal Justice. The new section will be section 5, which is an add on to this Chapter and will read as follows:
II. Social Justice
H. Criminal Justice
5. Police Accountability
Due to current conditions when it comes to policing the cities and people, police officers are the 6th leading cause of death for young men in America. More commonly, the greatest lives that are at stake are those of our black, brown and disabled (including mentally ill) communities that receive the most injustices when it comes to crimes against persons at the hands of the police.
In accordance we recommend the following actions:
a. Police officers to carry professional liability insurance as a requirement to working on the police force.
b. That the insurance will act as a mechanism by which we can have officers with histories of brutality and misconduct removed from duty, thereby keeping that person from committing crimes under the protection of the police department; this functions through the insurance company, which will increase premiums and eventually determine that rogue officers are uninsurable.
c. Serve as a deterrent to officers taking actions that could result in a complaint against them, as this could cause a premium increase for the officer.
d. Prevent the taxpayer from having to foot the bill for police brutality cases, which cost taxpayers millions of dollars.