The Uniform Crime Reporting (U.C.R.) program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics.
The United States law enforcement and judicial system have a long history of racial discrimination against minorities. In addition, the United States Law Enforcement and judicial system have a long history of discriminating against low income citizens in rural and urban areas.
We believe that a society functions best when all of its citizens feel safe, and secure. We believe this is best achieved in a truly democratic society with laws based on the Declaration of Human Rights and the Constitution of the United States of America is enforced. We believe that the public needs reliable information for better understanding.
To date, the FBI, CIA, Border Patrol, Sheriff, County, City and/or State Law Enforcement officers do not have to document if a citizen has died while in their custody nor do they have to document how many citizens have been killed at the hands of law enforcement.
I believe that Law Enforcement should by law have to document, collect, publish and archive the count of U.S. citizen deaths. I believe the deaths should be categorized in a way that gives the American public knowledge if the deaths were justified or unjustified.
I urge Congress to change the law and demand all law enforcement agencies keep record for public awareness and accountability. I demand that this process start during the same time the FBI collects data for the U.C.R. starting in 2012.
The LAW ENFORCEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PETITION petition to CONGRESS was written by Faatimah Sabir and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.