Come out on August 15th and 16th to show your support!
Baltimore Community Forums for Consent Decree Independent Monitor Finalist
The Powers Consultant Group led by longtime community leader and scholar, Dr. Tyrone Powers, is a finalist for Independent Monitor.
Under the terms of the City of Baltimore Consent Decree, an Independent Monitor will be appointed by the Court in order to assist the Court in determining when the terms of the Consent Decree have been implemented. The Monitor team will include individuals with expertise in policing, civil rights, monitoring, data analysis, project management, and related areas, as well as local experience and expertise with the diverse communities of Baltimore. The Monitor is charged to assess and report on whether the requirements of the Consent Decree have been implemented and to actively provide Technical Assistance to the City and the BPD in order to achieve compliance.
The first community forum will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the Baltimore City Community College (Fine Arts Auditorium, 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215), from 6-8PM. The second community forum will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Morgan State University (Student Center, 2nd floor, Ballroom C, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251), from 6-8PM.
These forums will give the Finalist Applicants for the Independent Monitor role a chance to respond to written questions submitted by members of the public. One hour of the forums will be dedicated for members of the public to speak directly with the Finalist Applicants in breakout sessions.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION:
Please email your questions to: Baltimore.Consent.Decree@usdoj.gov by August 13, 2017.
On Friday, August 25th, 2017, the City and BPD together with DOJ will recommend a finalist to the Court. If the Parties cannot agree, the City and BPD and DOJ may name up to two teams (one for the City and BPD, and one for DOJ), to the finalist list.
Dr. Tyrone Powers is an expert consultant to several legal teams on criminal law and civil court procedures concerning civil rights violations; legal, public and agency policies; and police ethics and practices.
A Sociologist in the field of Justice, Dr. Powers finished his Doctoral Dissertation at American University, The Decline of Black Institutions and the Rise of Violent Crime in Urban Black America – Post Integration (1998).” At American University, he earned a dual Ph.D. in Sociology and Justice. He was a Maryland State Trooper for four years and a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for ten. Dr. Powers is also an historian and an inexhaustible reader – recounting the historical and legal events impacting the progression of American culture in law, legal policy education and social reform. His lectures are received around the world – inciting listeners to research history, and gain a thorough and accurate knowledge about the law. His audiences include criminal justice professionals and students as far-reaching in diversity as Yale University to Montego Bay, Jamaica.
As a Special Agent with the FBI, Dr. Powers was an Intelligence Analyst in the Counter-terrorism Unit. He is recognized as an expert on terrorism and intelligence, having advised Criminal Justice agencies internationally. His lecture topics include issues on links between education and the reduction of crime; Penology; Urban America, Crime and Law Enforcement; Racial Profiling; Terrorism/Counterterrorism; Intelligence/Counter-Intelligence; Police Training; Racism; Organized Crime; Leadership and countless other areas.
He has been featured on ABC’s Prime Time Live, The Bottom Line TV Show, Black Entertainment Television News, CNN, WMAR, Channel 2 Evening News, Outside Politics, Crisis Magazine, Black Collegian Magazine, and numerous radio talk shows, universities, and government and corporate agencies.
BLACK AUGUST WEEKEND August 11th – 13th 2017
Integrating Safety & Liberation Into Sacred Spaces and Community Building Work (Preaching, Teaching, Convening, Prayer, Worship and Community Building Spaces)
August 14th 2017, 7:15-9:15 P.M. est
National Online Movie Screening: Slavery By Another Name
Things to consider for integrating safety and liberation into sacred spaces & community building work:
What do your sacred texts say about safety and liberation?
How can you integrate the theme of safety and liberation into preaching, teaching, prayer, and worship?
In what ways could you invite your community or congregation to vision and speak out loud about what safety and liberation means to them?
At what point in your service or convening could you use the Black August Litany that is being shared with communities and congregations all around the nation?
What actions will you take after Black August Weekend to advance the fight for the safety and liberation of Black people?
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