Black Lives Matter/Ypsi PD joint task force meeting

Monday  11 July  2016  7:00 PM    Monday  11 July  2016 11:00 PM
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The Ypsilanti Police-Community Relations/ Black Lives Matter Joint Task Force will meet "to figure out how to concretely change policies, training, practices, and oversight in a way that avoids senseless killing like this. The work isn't fast enough for some people, but the discussions take time, and the learning takes time, for the work to be meaningful and the change to be more than a token resolution. I do hope you'll consider this as one route to channel your rage and anger.." [Mayor Amanda Edmonds]
All interested persons are welcome to attend.

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Ypsilanti, 48197, MI, United States

Misha Tuesday Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/07/2016 22:08
This event page will no longer be used for discussion. If you'd like to stay informed and engaged with the task force and other local anti-racist action, please join this group.
Andrew J Chavez
-- 17/07/2016 22:08
Take your black lives matter to MacArthur Blvd. maybe help some of the lost kids over that way. Has to start with the young.
Josie Kusner
-- 17/07/2016 22:08
Stupid question. What group? Link please.
Chelita Robinson-Lucas
-- 17/07/2016 22:08
It's at the top of the page...click stay woke Ypsi
Nancy Thome Behm
-- 17/07/2016 22:08
https://www.facebook.com/events/630638967102569/

Bee Roll Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/07/2016 02:27
Is there a Facebook group yet for notes and conversation surrounding this? It feels strange to put Misha Tuesday on the spot for the trolling happening, but it would be nice to organize some accountability and action surrounding the task force meetings/outcomes as well as garner discussion on issues in a moderated (troll free) space. If anyone knows of an existing group, please share; if not, I volunteer to start it and would want to recruit other moderators before August's meeting.
Shannon Lee
-- 17/07/2016 02:27
Good idea.
Misha Tuesday
-- 17/07/2016 02:27
Such a group would be useful to coordinate community involvement.
Susan Melke
-- 17/07/2016 02:27
good idea Bee, I could help moderate if you would like. I have lots of time

Linda Yohn Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 15/07/2016 19:44
Terri Wilkerson - just want to say I am proud that I know you. I heard you at the end of last Monday's meeting and applaud your efforts for peace and justice.
Terri Wilkerson
-- 15/07/2016 19:44
Thank you for being part of my beloved community- and the shout out.

Terri Wilkerson Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 14/07/2016 16:23
For those of you wanting to stay involved and show support for reform - Town Hall Meeting on Policing hosted by Rep. Debbie Dingell and Sheriff Jerry Clayton Thursday, July 21, EMU Student Center Ballroom 6:00-7:00 is a unity prayer session and 7-9 is the moderated by David Fair of WEMU radio. Details: jacksond@ewashtenaw.org I've emailed and asked for more info - and requested a FB page for it (whether they do it or we do it).

Ethan Koernke Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 13/07/2016 01:18
Educate yourselves!
Emma Isadora Garrett
-- 13/07/2016 01:18
o.O
Mark Maynard
-- 12/07/2016 18:27
Thanks.
Cila Evans
-- 12/07/2016 18:27
Lord help me, I printed out the comments page...
Ashley Taylor
-- 12/07/2016 18:27
Will there be another meeting?
Katie Gibson
-- 12/07/2016 18:27
I noted that the task force meets the 2nd Monday of every month at City Hall. Can anyone confirm? I found a description of the task force but no upcoming meeting dates. http://cityofypsilanti.com/581/Police-Community-RelationsBLM-Joint-Task
Misha Tuesday
-- 12/07/2016 18:27
2nd Monday of every month is what I heard.

Johanna Goodman Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/07/2016 14:43
The comments in this discussion even post event are alarming and show how much work truly needs to be done. Perhaps young minds need to be educated sooner- every school in America needs to implement some mandatory training like this:
Kjirsten Johnson Blander
-- 12/07/2016 14:43
Jane Elliott is a total badass.

Mark Maynard Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/07/2016 13:55
My notes about last night. I covered 7:00 to 9:37. If you were there afterward, please fill in the blanks. Thanks.
http://markmaynard.com/2016/07/members-of-the-ypsilanti-community-talk-with-city-officials-about-living-in-fear-of-the-police-and-how-we-can-make-things-better/
Donald Harrison
-- 12/07/2016 13:55
Thanks for covering this event, Mark - much appreciated.
Clare Kinberg
-- 12/07/2016 13:55
Mark, don't know you, but I was there for the part as you. Thanks for the comprehensive coverage. wish mlive would print your whole report.
Lauren Slagter
-- 12/07/2016 13:55
MLive covered the event http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2016/07/ypsilanti_residents_take_on_po.html#incart_river_mobile_home
Janette Rook
-- 12/07/2016 13:55
That was so impactful & also church giggles funny when that guy walked over with his hands raised
Ethan Koernke
-- 12/07/2016 13:55
What the real argument should be. Not race. The skin argument is Bunk. We are all being treated the same, because of the Bankers have made us Collateral against the National Debt. This film is very Comprehensive! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mtY0dLfK1Y

Deb Freer Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/07/2016 13:38
I'm sorry I just now read the invitation. Please keep me on the list for the next meeting.

Yen Azzaro Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/07/2016 11:34
Thank you, everyone, for coming together. Let's keep the momentum going.
https://500px.com/nazzaro7/galleries/07-11-16-blm-ypsi-pd-joint-task-force-at-ychs
Katy Greenwald
-- 12/07/2016 11:34
Do you know when the next meeting/event will be, Yen? We couldn't make it to this one but would like to attend if there's another.
Ethan T. Terrell
-- 12/07/2016 11:34
Is that Anne Brown I see? I see you lady

Bee Roll Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/07/2016 11:05
So, the task force meets the 2nd Monday of each month. What will we inspire?
http://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision
Emma Isadora Garrett
-- 12/07/2016 11:05
I wonder if they can set up an overflow parking area for the next meeting? And/or more space for the meeting itself? or do they think turnout will be progressively smaller?

Lourdes Garrison Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/07/2016 05:56
Jes, Please read the statistics and do some research. It should be that all lives MaTTER, regardless of color, race , or religion! The majority of these thugs are the ones creating this horrendous situ ation!
Malorie Edwards
-- 12/07/2016 05:56
You're in California? What, did the white supremacists send out the alarm to troll this event or something? Get out of your feelings. #FuckYourComfort
Denise Dalphond
-- 12/07/2016 05:56
Why is this post even allowed on this page still? All ideas are not equal. Your contribution is incorrect and unacceptable.
Jess Garrison
-- 12/07/2016 05:56
Hey guys this is my grandma. Her and I may disagree but there's no need for hate and anger. I appreciate your concern grandma but I HAVE done my research. And as much as all lives SHOULD matter, they don't right now and I'm going to do whatever I can to help change it for the better. I want to be a part of something bigger. I want to unite people together. So that's what I'm going to do.
Beth Feldkamp
-- 12/07/2016 05:56
Making the statement that ALL lives matter is a lack of research. All lives are not treated equal and this is the problem. Also the usage of "thug" is furthering stereotypes....guess that's why they say ignorance is bliss. #BLACKLIVESMATTER

Ethan Koernke Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/07/2016 05:05
After the Oklahoma City Bombing. They shot their own people in the Police Department. It was a 5 man Fire Team that attacked the people in Dallas, Texas. It was the same in OKC, The ATF had calls all week long and abandoned the building on the Fifth day of Bomb Threats. Research about that Bombing. This is for Disarming the Veterans, and Americans.
Ethan Koernke
-- 12/07/2016 05:05
Check at 5:00 min.
Ethan Koernke
-- 12/07/2016 05:05
Kick Soros and the Banksters to the way side. Learn it! Use it! And keep government in it's Place! Beneath the people! http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html
Ethan Koernke
-- 12/07/2016 05:05
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mtY0dLfK1Y

Crystal Reed Botten Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/07/2016 03:23
Oh ok

Johanna Goodman Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/07/2016 01:29
Powerful testimonials Will actions steps that task force takes as a result of tonight be made public and where?
Ethan Koernke
-- 12/07/2016 01:29
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1657400991140115&set=pb.100006106894609.-2207520000.1468295840.&type=3&size=642%2C610

Melissa Rutan Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/07/2016 00:28
I'm so sad I wasn't able to join this event tonight. I hope there will be more.

Clare Kinberg Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/07/2016 00:21
I don't know how many people the Ypsi HS auditorium holds, but it is standing room only, maybe over 700 people. Well-run informative meeting, and lines of people wanted to comment and ask questions, it could go on for hours.
Marcy Epstein
-- 12/07/2016 00:21
Let it go on and on, with lives protected.
Ethan Koernke
-- 12/07/2016 00:21
Look at 42 min. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPpkLM05ht4

Teresa Gillotti Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/07/2016 23:13
Great crowd!
Julie Martin Corey
-- 11/07/2016 23:13
I looked for you! I was way down in front. Thx for sending the invite
Janette Rook
-- 11/07/2016 23:13
So glad to see so many
Susan Melke
-- 11/07/2016 23:13
Such good questions and comments were heard
John Delcamp
-- 11/07/2016 23:13
How long will the community keep the pressure up to encourage change. Retaining police officers should be a priority. Monetary 'fines' for civil infractions need to be taken out of the justice system.

Jennifer Garcia Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/07/2016 22:59
I'm not sure I will be able to make it tonight. I love and respect this event! I will be praying that there is a general understanding that problems exist, even if there isn't an absolute agreement on the root of the problem, but that the focus is on solutions. I hope brilliant people come together with great solutions that fulfill all of our needs. Because I believe in the big picture everybody does truly want that. That's my optimism kicking in. I'm holding the cynical/pessimistic side down as hard as I can and I am looking forward to positive outcome with positive media coverage on this event! ✌🏽❤️
Ethan Koernke
-- 11/07/2016 22:59
Check 42 Min in. What is Al Sharpten doing demanding that all Whites be killed? Exactly what the "D.J." is in this film. Don't be a BLM just be an American. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPpkLM05ht4
Jennifer Garcia
-- 11/07/2016 22:59
You are not coming up with solutions, you are adding fuel to an already well lit fire. We know there are problems, many disagree on the root, time to move on to collective solutions. And I actually love wine, typically a Reisling if you are looking to gift some.
Ethan Koernke
-- 11/07/2016 22:59
No. I am first asking a question. Why do certain people in the Media want riots? The same reason the Communists had provocateurs doing it in Soviet Russia. Recognize the real Enemy and who is in fact working with Police. Like Jessie Jackson. The reason is Burning down your own home, your neighbors home, and the business in your Neighborhood, is STUPID. IT ACCOMPLISHES NOTHING. And trying to say they are the victims for falling for this Tactic of Governments that have used for Millennia is ridiculous.
Ethan Koernke
-- 11/07/2016 22:59
Or you can be nothing more than the Lynch mob you are. And En-sighting a lynch mob is a crime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC_S4AOsb2Y
Jennifer Garcia
-- 11/07/2016 22:59
If you're not here to help, move along.

Cesarina Fuortes Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/07/2016 22:44
I can't make it tonight. Please let me know about future events

Beth Respess Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/07/2016 22:21
broken-hearted that i can't be there - please keep me posted for future events
Ethan Koernke
-- 11/07/2016 22:21
Check 42 Min in. What is Al Sharpten doing demanding that all Whites be killed? Exactly what the "D.J." is in this film. Don't be a BLM just be an American. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPpkLM05ht4

Marlena Shuler Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/07/2016 22:05
I would like to see a meeting where people show up and write tips on 8x11 ish paper, addressing these issues in large font so they could be seen easily. I'd like to see them posted around the walls and see people roll up their sleeves, read them and find some ideas for working towards something better. Then, break into small groups and brainstorm about our community specifically. Work together. Listen to each other. Go home with action items and then follow through. No, it might not be exciting, but this is a serious issue and needs serious work. Real work. Instead of waving slogan signs, I'd love to see posters with actual ideas for improvement. Tips like, google "Project Implicit" to take tests to explore personal implicit bias. I found it helpful. Is there any interest for this kind of thing? or is it too boring?
Cara Augustine
-- 11/07/2016 22:05
I like these ideas. I personally still am getting a lot of value in just talking about the problem, however I see tons of people saying "let's stop talking and start doing!" I feel like the "doing" part needs to be people getting honest and soul searching with how they view black/white lives. People can't just say "I have several black/white friends" and think that's proof they don't harbor racist beliefs. Having activities that make people face their personal beliefs would be important
Marlena Shuler
-- 11/07/2016 22:05
Having activities that would allow people to understand each other would help us all form a personal "to do" list. We all have different resources, skills and interests and so our "to do" lists will all be different. We will all be taking personal accountability for working at substantial contributions and not just accusing others of not doing it the way we want them to do it.
Keith Geiselman
-- 11/07/2016 22:05
There is a proven process called Open Space--it works wonders to walk away with a proactive agenda all in the space of 3 hours and can accommodate an unlimited number of people. I've done it and it works!! http://openspaceworld.org/wp2/

Janelle Zini Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/07/2016 22:01
Are meeting minutes accessible anywhere afterward for those who cannot attend?
Marlena Shuler
-- 11/07/2016 22:01
Minutes from these meetings have always been on the city website.
Janelle Zini
-- 11/07/2016 22:01
Thanks!
Malorie Edwards
-- 11/07/2016 22:01
Hopefully that's what the guy stuck to the freaking laptop is doing. Smdh.
Marlena Shuler
-- 11/07/2016 22:01
He was taking notes on people's concerns, questions and comments. He takes his notes on a lap top and he got 7 pages of notes. A couple of the other task force members use pencil and paper. They want to hear people when they speak, but the comments are fast and continuous. Remember how many people spoke? In order to remember everything later they need notes. It wouldn't be fair if they listened and just relied on their memories later to discuss what had been said. The more dramatic or theatrical speaker might be remembered, while the quieter, less powerful speaker could be forgotten.

Helen Maynard Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/07/2016 21:51
cant make it tonight due to work but please keep me posted on these meetings
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