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PRISONERS REFORMED UNITED, INC (PRUI)
Prisoners Reformed United Inc. is stating today emphatically that we oppose the U.S. Attorney General, the FBI, and the Indianapolis Police Department’s (IMPD) initiative reported in the May 8th edition of the Indianapolis Star “that federal help — including what Hogsett described as “boots on the ground” and aggressive federal prosecutions — is the latest addition to a broad-based approach targeting high-crime areas”. Tim Evans and John Toughy quote Joe Slash, of the Indianapolis Urban League, as saying “rampant crime, drugs and the near daily crack of gunfire affect more than the victims. They create an atmosphere of fear and despair, a setting that affects education and other social issues.” We agree. And this fact and reality is driving our position.
Erika Smith, who supports Hogsett’s efforts, acknowledges “what Hogsett is saying means that a person who commits a crime in the poorer, blacker Near Westside could face federal charges while a person who commits the same crime in, say, whiter, wealthier Nora, would face prosecution only by the county.” She admits that his initiative is not fair but because of the “reality” this unfairness is necessary. He, and she, admit that the initiative could very well be considered by residents to be harassment. He also admitted that the heavy handed tactics in our community will not be the same in the white communities. This is discrimination. As citizens of Indianapolis we stand against law enforcement, whether local or federal, being discriminatory in their enforcement in the communities in which our people live. Therefore, we stand against this initiative. Law enforcement should be equal.
It is reported that Officer David Bisard is acting out because of the stress of his job. The article in the Star spoke about how he had a shoot-out with an alleged bank robber and killed him. The article speaks about the stress he experienced when he was the first officer to show up on the scene when those murders were committed on Hovey street. The author of that article called for the police officers to be given services because of the stress of the job. Well that same stress is being experienced in our communities. The killings, the shootings, the heavy handed police presence has also raised the stress level within our communities. But the solution, according to the U.S. Attorney General and IMPD, to our stress is enforcement. This again is discriminatory. “In the end, solving this problem — even in those stubborn hot zones — will be as much as about crime prevention as it is crime fighting.
“We can’t prosecute our way out of this problem in the long term,” Hogsett said. “This is a short-term solution.” PRUI is advancing that the same services for the stress of being a police officer should also be offered to our people. We have the talent and the will to provide the services that will effect thinking that will change behavior. Prisoners Reformed United, Inc. (PRUI) demands the same services for our community instead of the solution of enforcement.
PRUI is a small group of individuals, whom have uncovered a small beacon of light, an oasis where minds and souls have been nurtured back to life. PRUI has generated a love for the prevention of the way many youth are placing themselves prey to the judicial system. THERE IS AN ANSWER!! – Rev. Byron Vaughn
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