The Five-Person Group Pushing for Positive Change in Birmingham
Americans have been gathering in large numbers nationwide to push for police reform since the murder of George Floyd in May. The past months have seen streets flooded with community members frustrated by current law enforcement practices and protesting for a reformed system designed to protect everyone in the city. Our firm’s own Victor Revill recently took to WVTM13; CBS42; WBRC to discuss his active role in pushing for policy changes in Birmingham.
Recover Birmingham, an organization established in July with the intent to send advice to the mayor regarding how to improve policing while making the city safer for all. The members have been diligent in their fight for change, meeting several times a week to thoroughly study the local police department at every level.
In addition to the research they’re doing into the current performance of the Birmingham Police Department, the group has been diligent about acquiring relevant input and stories from ex-offenders, mental health experts, and other law enforcement officials. Their most recent search for additional feedback existed as a public forum to extend the platform to others whose voices have yet to be heard. The hearing, held at City Hall on October 1, 2020, welcomed community discourse.
The task force will compile the information they’ve found and advice they’ve deliberated and deliver it to the mayor in the near future. For now, Recover Birmingham is leading the nation in community leadership to improve the law enforcement system. With this precedent they set, hopefully the effects will reverberate throughout the nation, leading to a safer country that is committed to protecting all its people.