o aggregate and di…ing that I formed when I was in the White House. And if you’re interested in taking concrete action, we’ve also created a dedicated site at the Obama Foundation to aggregate and direct you to useful resources and organizations who’ve been fighting the good fight at the local and national levels for years.
Dear President Barack Obama
I’m sure you are very busy sir, but you have not yet responded to my last inquiry. I can be persistent at times when I feel it is important.
Sir, I noticed that on your website Anguish and Action, you never link to the ACLU’s report FIGHTING POLICE ABUSE: A COMMUNITY ACTION MANUAL. In that report communities are instructed to “gather the facts,” and they are told to:
- Forget the Official Data
- Forget the “crime rate.”
- Forget the “clearance rate.”
- Forget the arrest rate.
- Forget the citizen complaint rate.
With all due respect sir, how are citizens supposed to advocate for sensible policy reform if they don’t have access to essential data to guide them in the decision making process? We need accurate data generated by communities to bring about meaningful changes in public policy. Once again I implore you to please consider technology that allows groups to publish an authoritative record of what happens in their community. Here are the links:
How P2P insurance can empower social justice in local communities
An application of the TandaPay protocol
TandaPay is a weak insurance protocol
It is a powerful coordination protocol for galvanizing movements
Information Escrows Get a Power-up
How financial escrows help individuals validate reports of sexual assault — cowritten by Mickey Calderone
One day I hope we can have informed discussions on policing. We need data, we need to know what is happening in our communities. If you know of a better way I would love for you to tell me what it is.
Thank you very much sir.