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NAACP Denver July Community Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Sam McGibbon
26:12
Please mute your lines if you are not speaking
toi
40:11
Statistics show that gun owners are likely to experience its use within their own homes than they are to use it outside of their homes with some unknown perpetrator.
Sondra Young
43:09
Are we saying stiffer gun laws wouldn't help prevent some of the gun on the streets?
AM Love
45:43
Right DC Thomas
toi
47:28
Stiffer gun laws will definitely be implemented when the number of black folk open carrying and legally carrying increases. The only time, the ONLY TIME that the NRA adopted gun restrictions, in alignment with then Governor Ronald Reagan, was immediately following the Black Panthers storming the California State Capitol steps, armed and loaded, quoting the 2nd Amendment.
Sondra Young
49:02
Is there ever a time that a person needs an assault weapon
toi
51:13
https://www.history.com/news/black-panthers-gun-control-nra-support-mulford-act
AM Love
51:25
Emotional instability, emotional immaturity, uneducated and ignorant adults are a common theme in most shootings. I feel assault weapons have no purpose amongst civilized people.
toi
51:43
NEVER need an assault weapon on civilian streets and households
James A, Davis (he,his,him)
52:40
What about the psychological aspect of youth and gun violence are their resources in Colorado for this in addition, I was under the impression that most guns were obtained illegally in regards to youth. Aside from what happened with the mass shootings?
Samie Burnett
53:10
These mass shooters kill because they want to. Because they can. That’s it.
toi
56:55
Why work a job where your first response to a scenario is fear?
toi
57:11
Hiding your hands is not a crime
Meeka Houston
57:58
@toi it becomes your first response after a negative experience.
AM Love
58:13
Violence prevention programs should be required in all schools. I agree Toi!
toi
58:57
How about the INSTANT fear that surfaces when those uniformed officers, sworn to serve and protect, approach our citizens of color?
Meeka Houston
01:00:11
@toi it's bias and prejudice that comes up immediately and we do the same when we see the police. Just my opinion..
Alton clark
01:00:13
I have provided a session for the training of the officers in relationship to their training of contacting the public how is that going?
Lynn (she/her) from Denver
01:00:41
Are guns illegal? Are they confiscated from the white community at the same rate? It seems that when the BIPOC community has one , it is illegal and needs to be confiscated.
toi
01:02:01
I grew up in Detroit, never had to fear the police because by policy implemented by our then first African American Mayor, Coleman A. Young, uniformed officers had to live in the community. So, we knew them, they knew us, we went to church with their families, scvhool with their children, they were our neighbors, so the first and immediate reaction to us or our reaction to them, was not adversarial. We ran to the cop cars as they came down the street because we knew them. Denver cops ought to live in Denver communities.
AM Love
01:03:19
I second that requirement Toi!
Carla Havard
01:03:32
Randy. I agree
Meeka Houston
01:03:43
@ toi agreed we also need more blk folks applying.. Nobody wants to work as an officer in our community. We have to see this as a community emergency.
AM Love
01:04:24
Absolutely Craven!
kennedy
01:04:37
@meeka the difference between the prejudice that arises when the police see us in comparison to we see the police is a generational institutional systemic prejudice. One based off of historic repeated circumstance, The other off of pure bias.
Samie Burnett
01:04:44
No one wants to work in police because of the great distrust of police. It’s sad.
Meeka Houston
01:04:56
post traumatic slave disorder! PTSD
Meeka Houston
01:05:45
Thank you @Craven
Sondra Young
01:06:06
Right on Randy
kennedy
01:06:29
Fear in combination with power is never a recipe for success
Carla Havard
01:06:31
It’s not just about applying. It’s about an institution or system that has an oppressive history. You can insert Black people into the system but if that system does not legitimately change. It would just be “window dressing “. Tokenism
Samie Burnett
01:06:54
But how do we determine what is “mentally unstable”?
Meeka Houston
01:07:29
most people can pass the intake for mental health it is spiritual health that is the root of these mass shootings and gun violence. unfortunately you are unable to test for that.
Samie Burnett
01:08:41
Agreed, Meeka!
Sondra Young
01:09:00
This would just be another way for white supremacy, that's who always makes the test.
Meeka Houston
01:09:37
@ Sondra exactly..
Samie Burnett
01:09:38
If you ain’t said a word Madame President! Tests will always have bias imbedded in them!
Alton clark
01:11:22
First 5280 Steel GC vetted our member before going to the range by focusing on their ability to understand, take directions, work safely and appear to be in a good mental health.
Meeka Houston
01:13:35
@ Alton not most of us are the ones leading these mass shootings. Again it's spiritual health not mental.
AM Love
01:15:48
Media inaccuracy and negative bias tend to flame the issue.
Alton clark
01:16:23
Mentally unstable: talking about killing people. Reason for getting a gun ? Acting I’ll rationale ie weird hostility towards others.
AM Love
01:18:04
I agree Chief Pazen.
Meeka Houston
01:18:20
our blk kids with guns is not always mental health its spiritual. Where are those organizations? Church? What are they doing where are they recruiting? If you have nothing to fear and nothing to lose you have no feelings. feelings are in your sprit and in turn creates mental instability.
Alton clark
01:19:38
My problem is the fear of the officers serving our community if you fear the community you need another job.
Carla Havard
01:19:45
Agree. Responsible gun ownership and accountability for those who possess illegal ones.
AM Love
01:20:13
I agree A Clark.
Carla Havard
01:21:52
People turn to guns when they feel powerless. When they can’t control anger. Feel overwhelmed. We must find a solution for this.
Sondra Young
01:22:05
Right on Chief Thomas
AM Love
01:22:34
Thank you DC Thomas
Meeka Houston
01:22:39
Police NEED to HIRE PEOPLE who look like the ones they serve and protect in community. .look at revising hiring standards for felons who want to give back. LETS DO THAT
James A, Davis (he,his,him)
01:22:59
Do we really believe stricter gun laws or mental health assessments before obtaining a fire arm will really stop gun violence on our streets. How do we institute more classes on conflict resolution and anger management. I agree there is a social aspect related to how youth respond to situations.
toi
01:23:07
Black On Black gun violence is a embellished construct that intentionally implies that we experience crime within our communities and other do not. We never hear WHITE ON WHITE crime, ASIAN ON ASIAN crime, yet because crime often presents as opportunities of convenience, people tend to impose crime on those in their communities. STOP with that poor and long since dispelled terminology. It is misleading and intentionally so.
Sondra Young
01:31:22
@Toi...Facts
AM Love
01:32:15
AMEN!
Meeka Houston
01:32:19
YES @ Kelly
toi
01:32:23
Absolutely, we cannot and do not dismiss the data, however, we do not reference white on white crime as such, which implies that white folk don't kill and commit crimes against white folk and the data shows that most gun involved crimes that white folks experience are imposed upon them by other white folks. We have an immeasurable amount of work to do in our community, starting with laying to rest this false sense of loyalty generated by this “don't snitch” when we know who has committed a crime in our communities! If I am aware that you have committed a crime, I am SINGING LIKE A HUMMING BIRD!
Meeka Houston
01:32:37
Education in community
Carla Havard
01:33:11
Which is sad but true.
Meeka Houston
01:33:16
Lets do a conference get the names from the schools and community we need to start with US!
Sondra Young
01:33:47
We've been taught our trauma is our culture
Meeka Houston
01:33:58
Conditioned by society
Meeka Houston
01:34:43
white supremacy mythologies.. Know the truth.. Educate US
AM Love
01:36:52
Are there any new solutions to address these issues or are we revisiting them? Where do we go from here? Our next action plan?
Meeka Houston
01:37:33
We need to DO something NOW stop talking and set it up ! I will help Meekaame.houstonchurchill@state.co.us
Deborah
01:37:41
How dare anyone suggest that as a people we have normalized or accepted crime in our community. That gentlemen is a crime to suggest. May I remind you, that it has not been safe to call Police to aid us and the majority of crime against us is RACISM
toi
01:39:09
@Deborah… SAY THAT AGAIN!
Lynn (she/her) from Denver
01:40:05
Are there any restorative justice practices that are being used? we know that is effective.
toi
01:40:51
IT'S SOLUTION TIME! And some of that is just going back to a time where community collectively co-existed and supported one another and our children.
Meeka Houston
01:41:23
Set up a community meeting NEXT WEEK This must be treated as an EMERGENCY...
Nia Reign
01:42:20
It would be beneficial for us to study and improve the documentation processes used when conducting investigations of the violence. That paperwork aftermath of is a strain on those left behind.
Meeka Houston
01:43:22
wraparound approach!! Say it TOI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alton clark
01:44:07
Yes
Alton clark
01:45:51
Amen
Meeka Houston
01:46:06
Work with the schools; Intervention programs for our youth.. @ TOI take the lead Ill help
Meeka Houston
01:46:34
PREACH!!!!!!
Meeka Houston
01:47:17
I love it!!!
AM Love
01:47:24
AMEN!
Alton clark
01:47:56
Okay WHEN!!!!!!
Meeka Houston
01:48:03
NOW
AM Love
01:48:15
EVERYDAY!!!
Alton clark
01:48:28
WHEN and where
Meeka Houston
01:49:20
I don't get disrespected either it is a certain approach...I do it all the time..
Meeka Houston
01:49:39
GEN X
AM Love
01:49:57
HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND RESPECT!
toi
01:50:13
Toimassey@gmail.com, toimassey@jeklfoundation.org
toi
01:50:31
ABSOUTELY!
Meeka Houston
01:51:20
GEN X
Meeka Houston
01:51:31
those are not the current parents of teens
AM Love
01:51:38
What is the follow-up to this meeting?
G. Rodney Bates
01:51:45
Exactly Madam President
Meeka Houston
01:51:58
Drop your email I will start a list
G. Rodney Bates
01:53:01
grbates01@gmail.com 7204040793
Sondra Young
01:53:08
Syoung@naacpdenver.org
James A, Davis (he,his,him)
01:54:41
jamesallendavisjr@gmail.com
Carla Ladd
01:55:18
auroragirl@outlook.com
Paul Pazen DPD
01:55:26
paul.pazen@denvergov.org
Nia Reign
01:55:26
niagracereign@gmail.com
Lynn (she/her) from Denver
01:55:50
andersonthayer@msn.com
Carla Havard
01:56:00
Carla.havard@denvergov.org
Alton clark
01:56:27
Alton Clark 5280 Steel gun club 5280steelgc@gmail.com
James A, Davis (he,his,him)
01:56:32
Stay safe 99 degrees today