THE JUSTICE CAN'T WAIT REPORT 

ON INDEPENDENCE DAY 2020, A COALITION OF HOUSTON GROUPS CAME TOGETHER TO ISSUE A REPORT DEMANDING ACTION FROM CITY LEADERS ON POLICE REFORM  

Houston is where George Floyd was raised and where he was laid to rest. While he did not take his final breaths here, his legacy is tied to ours and how we respond to this national reckoning with policing and police violence targeting Black people.

This report documents the ongoing practice of discriminatory policing in Houston. It shows that Black Houstonians make up just 23% of the population, but 36% of police stops, 49% of citation–eligible arrests, and 63% of those shot by the Houston Police Department. Black people in Houston are suffering disproportionately at the hands of police.

If you choose to provide any personal information, such as your email address or phone number, the ACLU of Texas, Black Lives Matter Houston, Community Justice Action Fund, FIEL Houston, Grassroots Leadership, Houston Justice, ILRC Houston, One Family One Future, Pure Justice, Texas Advocates for Justice, Texas Appleseed, Texas Civil Rights Project, Texas Fair Defense Project, Texas Organizing Project, Urban Community Network, or Workers Defense Action Fund may use that information to contact you. 

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