Alyssa Milano, Billie Eilish, Robert De Niro, The Jonas Brothers and hundreds of stars have signed a California police reform letter.
Celebrities from the entertainment, sports and music industries signed the letter urging CA state legislature to pass two police reform bills, SB 776 and SB 731, per Fox News in a piece published Thursday. (RELATED: Alyssa Milano Tweets Photos Of VP Pence, Nazi SS Chief Himmler)
“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. (RELATED: Robert De Niro Said ‘F**k Trump’ At The Tony Awards, And The Audience Went Wild)
Don’t play politics with Black lives @rendon63rd! ADVANCE #SB731 in the name of #KennethRossJr. Because police who kill people shouldn’t get to keep their jobs. #DecertifyPolice #DecertifyDirtyCops #BlackLivesMatter @blmla https://t.co/bt4rJICxLm pic.twitter.com/9HJIJNlOpz
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 19, 2020
“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,” it added.
According to the report:
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 also focused on the death of George Floyd, the man who died while in custody of a Minneapolis police officer, which “inspired sustained outrage, protests, and reporting,” per Variety magazine.
“The people of California have long understood the need to properly address the actions and accountability of police,” it added. “For too long, courts have undermined the intent of the State’s laws, allowing bad police officers to violate the rights of those they are meant to protect.”
The letter continued, “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.”