*The Black Lives Matter movement on Friday announced its official platform for curbing police violence and reforming the U.S. criminal justice system.
The activist group released its most comprehensive policy outline to date on a website titled Campaign Zero.
“We can live in an America where the police do not kill people,” the group stated.
“Police in England, Germany, Australia, Japan and even cities like Newark, N.J. and Richmond, Calif. demonstrate that public safety can be ensured without killing civilians,” the group said.
“By implementing the right policy changes, we can end police killings and other forms of police violence in the United States,” it added. “We must end police violence so we can live and feel safe in this country.”
Black Lives Matter’s new website calls for sweeping legislative reforms at both the state and federal levels. It also calls for restrictions on the use of deadly force by law enforcement, outlawing military supplies to police departments and training against racial bias.
It also proposes a federal database that would document all incidents of police brutality, its website said.
Friday’s release of a formal Black Lives Matter platform comes as the group’s impact on the 2016 presidential race is rising. Black Lives Matter protesters are forcing the issue by repeatedly interrupting White House candidates during recent months.
“America is finally waking up to this very necessary and critical conversation about race, equity and preserving the life and dignity of all citizens,” Campaign Zero activist Brittany Packnett said on Friday, according to The Guardian.
“These policies, like our resistance, will save lives and introduce a new way of viewing political strategy,” added Aurielle Lucier, another Campaign Zero representative.
Read the entire platform here.