GRIA Community Meeting 06/17/2020
Board Members Present: Phong, Aaron, Corey, Aden, Matt, Shannon, Emma, Josh, Pete, Candace, Maryanne, Wynn
Total Attendees: 40
- Sign Petition to End JHPD
- Socially Distanced Trash Pickup Day Saturday June 27th from 9-11 at Sisson Street Park
- Up to residents to choose which block they want to pick up.
- Amanda Rothschild
- Starting a COVID supply distribution via the free libraries
- Conducting a neighborhood needs assessment.
- Hoping to run the assessment soon, not yet ready.
- Steve Holt
- New rector of the guardian angel church
- Also director of the food pantry
- BPD Consent Decree (Stacey Johnson)
- Consent decree was created in the context of civil rights abuses
- Department of Justice, BPD, Monitoring all work together to fix the identified issues
- JHU Policing (Michael Rosenblum)
- Contacted GRIA a week ago
- Started a petition to end the private police force
- GRIA has joined as an organization and supports the petition
- Letter to abolish Johns Hopkins armed private police force: https://forms.gle/Z7PUYHVjdK2StQmJ8
- Police force does not have to follow the consent decree
- Johns Hopkins has put a pause on the police force for 2 years
- Letter does not ask for a pause, it asks for abolishment of the department.