Dear Friends and Neighbors:
We started Albany County for Proper Policing in the wake of Robbie Ramirez’s death because we wanted to make sure his killing by police didn’t get swept under the carpet.
But justice for Robbie isn’t ACoPP’s only goal. We also have our sights set on larger issues of policing and law enforcement.
That’s why we’re organizing a community forum next month to talk about police reform, and we want you to take part. We want to know how you think cops in Albany County should protect and serve our community.
You don’t need any special knowledge or expertise. As Albany County residents, all you need is your voice and experience. (And, if you have a story you’d like to share about your own run-in with local law enforcement, bring that, too.)
The forum will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, at the Lincoln Community Center (365 W Grand Ave.). We’ll have snacks on hand, as well as responsible childcare providers if you need to bring the kiddos.
Please mark your calendars. If we’re going to hold the Albany County justice system accountable and work to ensure no more deaths like Robbie’s take place, we’ll need the entire community’s input and engagement.
Feel free to share this email and RSVP to this event on Facebook.
We’ll send a reminder email with more details when we get a bit closer to the date. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas.
Until then, happy holidays. Stay safe out there.
Albany County for Proper Policing