Training to Raise Awareness Campaign All Alert Training

The Problem: There is currently a lack of reliable information on incidents of police misconduct and hate crimes in the US. Training on the NAACP All Alert system can increase public awareness of police misconduct and hate crimes by encouraging witnesses or victims of police misconduct to report such incidents to the Association.

  • 1 out of 9 people – roughly 32 million – in the United States report having been racially profiled.
  • The highest number of hate crimes in 2008 was directed against Blacks, Jews, and members of the LGBT community
  • Of the 43.5 million people who had contact with police in 2005, 1.6% had force or threat of force used against them in their most recent contact. Of them, 83% characterized the force as excessive.

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Conducting All Alert Training

Solution: To increase public reporting of incidences of police misconduct by conducting trainings on the All Alert System and encourage witnesses or victims police misconduct to report such inci- dents to the Association.

The Problem: There is currently a lack of reliable information on incidents of police misconduct in the US. Training on the NAACP All Alert system can increase public awareness of police misconduct by encouraging witnesses or victims of police misconduct to report such incidents to the Association.

What is the All Alert System?

Launched in July of 2009, NAACP All Alert is an online reporting system that allows witnesses or victims of police misconduct to report such incidents to the Association. All Alert is a user-friendly online form that respondents can access and fill out using their cell phone or computer. Users are asked to provide as much detail as they can or choose to about the incident (i.e. race of victim, per- ceived motivation of incident, time and location of incident, information on officers involved, etc.)

How can training on All Alert help increase reporting on police misconduct?

In order to get the All Alert System in the hands of as many people as possible, NAACP units must conduct trainings on know your rights and how to use and access the All Alert System. Educating people on their rights and the All Alert System will increase public awareness on police misconduct and give people an opportunity to report such incidences.

— Call to Action —

Law enforcement agencies can no longer be the only group reporting police misconduct. It is time to build a public awareness campaign that will inform people of their rights and how to use the All Alert System when reporting police misconduct. Only when people are informed of their rights and how to exercise them through reporting incidences of misconduct will society be forced to deal with the problems of police misconduct.

— Call to Action Components —

411 on the 50- Make copies of “411 on the 50” forms and use them to conduct outreach and to educate and train people on their rights.

All Alert Reporting System Training- NAACP units will hold regular trainings to encourage the public to document police misconduct and report such incidents to the Association

Organize on College Campuses- The NAACP Youth and College Division will organize All Alert trainings and activities that will enlist college students in efforts to advance document police misconduct.

— Youth and College Opportunities —

Organize on College Campuses- The NAACP Youth and College Division can organize teach-ins, events and activities that will enlist college students’, professors’, and University Administrators’ support and participation in the Educate Over Incarcerate Coalition efforts.

Youth and College Units- Youth and College units can play an extremely important role in holding juries accountable for racial discrimination in jury selection by monitoring and documenting the jury selection process. Young people in college often have flexible schedules and can work with national office to target and document the practices of a court with a history of racial discrimination in jury selection and work to hold that court accountable.

Organize on College Campuses- The NAACP Youth and College Division will organize teach-ins, All Alert trainings and activities that will enlist college students in efforts to advance model policing strategies.

Organize on College Campuses- The NAACP Youth and College Division will organize, All Alert trainings and activities that will enlist college students in efforts to advance document police misconduct.

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