Honorable Hakeem Jeffries,
I am a black person myself and I support the Black Lives Matter community. I am writing to address my concern over police brutality. Many people like Breonna Taylor are being killed because of police brutality just because of their skin color. I think that we should put an end to police brutality between blacks and that we should start actually firing and charging police officers who murder and kill black people just because of their skin color. We need to make a change because this has been happening for years and many innocent people who didn't deserve to die were dying more and more each year just because of police brutality.
This change would mean alot to me because many people like me and black people would start not being scared to go outside and call the police if something goes wrong just because of their skin color. I urge you to sign the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The Justice in Policing Act of 202 would make it easier to prosecute police misconduct and demilitarize police departments around the country. The most important part of the bill is that it would make it easier to punish the police who harmed and murdered people and also it would create new standards for law enforcement accreditation.
This decision is very important to me because it will charge many police officers who killed someone and make them suffer more consequences.
If I can help in any way possible please let me know. Thank you!
8th Grade Student
Achievement First Apollo Middle School