Following advocacy by the Open Buffalo Justice and Opportunity Coalition and Partnership for the Public Good, the Buffalo Common Council has created a Community Advisory Body on Police Oversight, as reported in the Buffalo News this week.
PPG has released a fact sheet summarizing the available history of
Indigenous people in what is now known as Western New York and
providing information on the contemporary state of Haudenosaunee
communities. Intended to shed light on an often overlooked history,
it includes demographic, economic, …
This policy brief offers national and local information about
people who lack bank accounts and describes some of the impacts of
being “unbanked,” including reliance on exploitative services such
as check cashing, rent to own stores, and pawn shops. It was
drafted by was drafted by …
PPG’s Buffalo Briefs are the best place to go when you need the
most important data for local trends and issues. We’ve recently
updated the briefs on poverty in Buffalo-Niagara and immigrants,
refugees, and languages spoken in Buffalo. You can find
them here: Immigrants, Refugees, …
We recognize the disbanding of the Strike Force as a major reform. We renew our call for three additional reforms critical to better policing in the City of Buffalo: expanded and mandatory community policing, disbanding of the housing unit, and an end to arrests for marijuana possession.
“They were started to be tough on crime and we know that’s coded language for policing black and brown neighborhoods,” said Natasha Soto, a co-founder of Just Resisting, a racial and criminal justice group that promotes the empowerment of people of color.