Ferguson Commission Report: What are YOUR Priorities?
The Ferguson Commission Report is out, with 44 signature recommendations. The commission divided its calls to action into three groups: Justice For All, Youth at the Center, and Opportunity to Thrive. Because everything can't be priority one, we want to ask: What would YOUR priorities be from these recommendations?
Click through to each of the groups below to prioritize the commission's signature recommendations and see how others have prioritized them. We've made your job a little easier by splitting Justice For All into police reform and court reform, but there are still a lot of choices involved.
From the commission: "The signature priorities in this section address four key areas the Commission believes merit urgent attention: use of force, police training, civilian review, and response to demonstration. Our primary goal in addressing these priorities is the preservation of and respect for human life in every situation a community faces. Ultimately, we hope to have communities, citizens, and police all be safer and treated fairly."
From the commission: "The signature priorities in this section address four key areas the Commission believes merit urgent attention: sentencing practices, protection of constitutional rights, and conflicts of interest in municipal and county courts."
From the commission: "It’s impossible to know how society will change in the next few generations, and our goal was not to plan for specific contingencies. Rather, our hope was to learn from our history and our current state, to examine our current structures and systems to see which hold children back and which build them up, and to recommend new policies, structures and systems that do less holding back and more building up."
From the commission: "The signature priorities in the Opportunity to Thrive section address five key areas the Commission believes address economic inequality, and merit urgent attention: expanding Medicaid, employment, financial empowerment, housing, and transportation."