Activists Say Their Work Is Being Erased From Police Reform
For years local activists and community organizations have been pushing for police reform. From ending gang injunctions to the ban on carotid restraints, they have been the collective voice calling for change. Those calls were amplified after the murder of George Floyd which quickly ushered in a carotid-restraint ban here by the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego County Sheriff's department and other law enforcement agencies in the county.
A year later, many of those community organizations feel their work to bring about change is being erased from the narrative.
"There have been many folks who have put in many hours and lots of resources that have gotten us to this point and I think it's critical that we don't loose that," said Darwin Fishman a leadership council member with the Racial Justice Coalition of San Diego, which represents 19 communities.
Dominguez and Buki Domingos another member of the Racial Justice Coalition of San Diego's leadership council, joined Midday Edition to talk about their work in criminal justice reform and what they hope to see moving forward.