I have had the privilege and honor to engaged students of the Juvenile Justice Center and San Francisco Police Academy Cadets as well as serve on our an advisory committee to the Police Cheif and various police accountability groups.
“Activist Shaun Haines, a gay man who’s founder and president of SF Black Community Matters, asked the panel how the city was responding to the increased activity by the Ku Klux Klan, including distribution of literature and motorcyclists “with hoodies and hats” riding through the Western Addition, carrying flags with swastikas.
Full Story: Police offer tips to report hate crimes
by Sari Staver Bay Area Reporter
I accepted an appointment the San Francisco Police Departments Chief’s LGBT Advisory Forum — A voluntary forum comprised of unpaid community leaders, organizers, and volunteers who provide a vital liaison between the city-wide LGBT community and the Chief of the San Francisco Police Department.
We’re working to inspire greater community involvement in public safety for our LGBT community and beyond. We’re going to start recruiting. We need Trans-identified, women, and gender non conforming folk and more community leaders of color to help us get the job done. Will you join us?
I have experienced my own brush with local law enforcement. The experience left me feeling dehumanized, angry and has made me reluctant to fully trust a system that is purposed to “Protect and Serve” because they have far too often done quite the polar opposite.”
Full Story: Injustice: Protect and Serve
by Shaun Haines
Like many of my friends, I am disturbed by the events in Ferguson. The situation of police harassment, abuse, brutality and unjustified manslaughter in this country is rampant and needs to end.