Alyssa Milano, Billie Elish and Mariah Carey joined a list of hundreds of celebrities and organizations who signed a letter urging California to pass two bills that champion police reform.
‘SB 776 will establish the transparency and reporting needed to ensure that officers who engage in wrongful activity are removed – and kept – from these valued law enforcement positions’, the proposal states. ‘SB 731 will implement an effective system to revoke an officer’s certification based on criminal conviction and certain acts of serious misconduct and will also reinstate the original objective of the Bane Act to properly protect the civil rights of all California citizens’.
Elon Musk, Mary J. Blige, Hailey Baldwin, Rihanna, The Jonas Brothers, megan Three Stallion, Robert De Niro, Kelly Rowland and ‘This Is Us’ lead cast members all pledged their involvement.
Major entertainment organizations such as Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Motown Records, Sony Music Group, Spotify, and Screen Actors Guild were also among the list of signatures.
The letter then acknowledged the ‘sustained outrage, protests, and reporting’ following the killing of George Floyd, but asks for more to be done in terms of police reform.
‘The people of California have long understood the need to properly address the actions and accountability of police’, the letter reads. ‘For too long, courts have undermined the intent of the State’s laws, allowing bag police officers to violate the rights of those they are meant to protect. In addition, a lack of transparency and a deficient recordation system had shielded officers to violate the rights of those they are meant to protect. In addition, a lack of transparency and a deficient recordation system has shielded officers who abuse their authority and tarnish the integrity of California’s law enforcement. We can fix this’.