Policing in New Castle County: Helping or Hurting?

February 8, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

Our policing systems should keep communities safe, treat people fairly, and use fiscal resources wisely. Yet more people in our state and country are deprived of their liberty than ever before — unfairly and unnecessarily, with no benefit to public safety.

 We want to hear your experiences. How do you feel about the police presence in your neighborhood? Is policing helping or hurting your community? Join the ACLU of Delaware and our Smart Justice partners for an in-person town hall on policing in New Castle County on Wednesday, February 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m at The Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club. 

This town hall is an opportunity for impacted communities to have an open conversation about their interactions with the police. The work to hold police accountable, combat racial inequities, and push for investments in alternatives to policing begins with sharing our stories. 

Warning: Please be aware that some of the stories shared may be triggering to those who have experienced police violence and/or state-inflicted trauma. We ask all those who attend to be respectful of this space.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Smart Justice Campaign Manager, Haneef Salaam, at hsalaam@aclu-de.org.