Citizens Crime Commission of New York City

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The Crime Commission condemns in the strongest words possible the brutal actions of the five police officers who savagely beat Tyre Nichols to death. There is no excuse, no justification, no explanation for the inhumane cruelty that took Tyre Nichols' life.

We are a nation of laws. The law will rise, as it must, and afford these police officers their due process rights, rights they wholly denied Tyre Nichols. But let us be clear, nothing short of universal condemnation of these officers is required.

CCC's President Richard Aborn speaks to the Financial Times and says, "we are still divided."
May 26, 2023
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CCC President Richard Aborn says "It perfectly captures two sides of fear."
May 12, 2023
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President Aborn spoke at Fordham's Lincoln Center Conference on March 16th.
March 22, 2023
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Crime Commission President Richard Aborn speaks of how guns are permeating youth culture.
February 18, 2023
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A New Framework for Policing in the U.S.

The crisis around police legitimacy requires our full collective efforts to resolve. Its impact is immediate, troubling, drives a deeper wedge between police and communities and is disruptive of crime reduction and prevention. No one benefits. We are seeing sharp rises in shootings and murders, and legislative bodies reducing funding to police agencies - the very agencies charged with crime reduction.

In this report we call for the reorientation of policing in the United States, from Police Forces to Police Services.

» Citizens Crime Commission: From Police Force to Police Services - A New Framework for Policing in the U.S. report
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