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    SF Human Right Hearing 09Ordinance to Be Introduced

    The Coalition for a Safe  San Francisco is presenting the Safe San Francisco Civil Rights Ordinance.

    The ordinance ensures that while local police agencies can work with the FBI Joint terrorism task force, local city laws will be enforced, ensures protection of both public safety and civil rights, requires civil oversight of local police, and an appropriate level of transparency.

    The Ordinance will –

    • Codify policy protections against abusive intelligence practices and apply them to the SFPD’s FBI JTTF work;
    • Require the Chief of Police to authorize in writing any intelligence gathering that involves political or religious beliefs, associations or expression;
    • Prevent the FBI from blocking local supervisory control and civilian oversight of SFPD officers’ JTTF work;
    • Hold SFPD officers accountable to state constitutional privacy standards even if they are deputized as federal agents working with the FBI’s JTTF; and,
    • Ban secret agreements with the FBI or other federal agencies governing SFPD counterterrorism work.

    Introduction of the Safe San Francisco Civil Rights Ordinance

    The introduction of the Safe SF Civil Rights Ordinance will take place in City Hall room 250 at 2:00pm on January 24, 2012.

    What: Introduction of SF Civil Rights Ordinance will take place in City Hall room 250

    Who: Coalition for Safe San Francisco

    Where: City Hall Room 250

    When: January 24, 2012

    Why: Support the passage of the city ordinance to ensure protection of San Franciscans civil rights and ensure that local police abide by local laws.

    Community Luncheon:

    The Arab Resource and Organizing Center will be holding a community luncheon on February 18, 2012 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at 201 Turk St-community room. The community luncheon will include information about the ordinance, workshop on city hall process, and group workshop on giving testimonials. Lunch will be served.  The luncheon will involve local leaders of the Arab community and staff from AROC and ALC.

    Please RSVP to ashwak@araborganizing.org.  Presentation will be in Arabic and English.