On March 19, 2021, Pivot Legal Society, represented by Criminalization & Policing Campaigner, Meenakshi Mannoe, presented submissions to the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act.
This moment – marked by global uprisings against oppressive police – comes at tremendous social, spiritual, economic, personal, and physical costs.
"This moment – marked by global uprisings against oppressive police – comes at tremendous social, spiritual, economic, personal, and physical costs. The toll of police violence includes the cumulative impacts of fatal incidents, instances of brutality, discriminatory surveillance, and woeful remedies to systemic issues."
Pivot made 26 specifics recommendation that fall with in five central priorities for systemic change:
- Ensure access to police accountability.
- Invest in access to justice.
- Address the broad harms of criminalization.
- Eradicate prohibitionist policing.
- Enable communities to defund the police.
Using the law as a catalyst for positive social change, Pivot Legal Society works to improve the lives of marginalized communities.