“Claim your victory,” Patrisse Cullors urges her fellow Dignity and Power activists in this video, as they celebrate the approval, last week, of a new Citizen Review Board for the LA Sheriff’s Department.
Under fiscal sponsorship with Community Partners since early this year, Dignity and Power had been advocating for this controversial board for 2-1/2 years. Approval came with the addition of Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl to the board, and has had the support of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. A working group now has 90 days to come up with recommendations for the Commission's mission, authority, size and structure. More coverage, and quotes from Cullors and colleagues, can be found here, here, and here.