Those who wield power in our communities must be held to a high standard of fairness and integrity. When citizens trust law enforcement, public safety increases for everyone.
Reforming police practices ensures that citizens are treated respectfully by law enforcement and are supported in voicing concern. As Jews, we believe in the dignity innate in every person. Ensuring compassionate and transparent police practices, and justice for victims of police violence, demonstrates strong value for human life.
In 2017 and 2018, we worked to reform our criminal justice system in Annapolis, as well as here in Baltimore. We continue to work at the state and city level against racist law enforcement and for true criminal justice.
December 19 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
JUFJ’s Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team is committed to dismantling systems that reinforce discrimination by demanding equitable treatment for marginalized and working-class communities. This state session we are advocating for legislation increasing trust and safety for our immigrant neigh…
January 13, 2019 | 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
JUFJ’s 2019 Maryland legislative kickoff is the most important chance of the year to learn the ins-and-outs of the campaigns we will be taking on this legislative session. You’ll get educated on our 2019 issues and have the opportunity to receive training in how to be an effective advocate. Whether …
January 20, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, BHC Justice, Beth Am Synagogue Social Action Committee, Kol HaLev Social Action Committee, Jews United for Justice, and others are sponsoring a screening and discussion of the documentary Charm City. Directed by renowned documentary producer …