U.S. Policing & Reforms

Campaign Zero Proposals

Campaign Zero is a police reform campaign proposed by activists associated with Black Lives Matter, on a website that was launched on August 21, 2015. The plan consists of ten proposals, all of which are aimed at reducing police violence. The ten solutions are policy based and are as follows:
  • End broken windows policing (end profiling and “stop and frisk,” establish alternative approaches to mental health crises)
  • Community oversight (establish effective civilian oversight structures, remove barriers to reporting police misconduct)
  • Limit use of force (establish standards and reporting of police use of deadly force, revise and strengthen local police department use of force policies, end traffic-related police killings and dangerous high-speed police chases, monitor how police use force and proactively hold officers accountable for excessive force)
  • Independently investigate and prosecute (lower the standard of proof for Department of Justice civil rights investigations of police officers, use federal funds to encourage independent investigations and prosecutions, establish a permanent Special Prosecutor’s Office at the State level for cases of police violence, require independent investigations of all cases where police kill or seriously injure civilians)
  • Community representation (increase the number of police officers who reflect the communities they serve, use community feedback to inform police department policies and practices)
  • Body cams/film the police (the right to record police)
  • Training (invest in rigorous and sustained training, intentionally consider “unconscious” or “implicit” racial bias)
  • End for-profit policing (end police department quotas for tickets and arrests, limit fines and fees for low-income people, prevent police from taking the money or property of innocent people, require police departments to bear the cost of misconduct)
  • Demilitarization (end the federal government’s 1033 program providing military weaponry to local police departments, establish local restrictions to prevent police departments from purchasing or using military weaponry)
  • Fair police union contracts (remove barriers to effective misconduct investigations and civilian oversight, keep officers’ disciplinary history accessible to police departments and the public, ensure financial accountability for officers and police departments that kill or seriously injure civilians)