After 5 years, Urban Shield may end on February 26 …. with your help. Since 2013, the Bay Area has been trying to transform Urban Shield from a highly militarized SWAT competition and weapons expo into a community-focused safety and resilence exercise
And now we are almost there.
The second Alameda County task force has completed its work and issued a long and thorough list of recommendations that include ending the weapons expo that features spying and crowd control gadgets, ending the violent SWAT competition to focus on training other first responders, and.directing $5 million in new funding to health and social services.
But we need to make the adoption of these recommendations by the Supervisors a reality – and that means countering the Sheriff’s Department pressure with our own.
Take action right now.
And join us at the Alameda Administration Building on February 26 at 10:45am to end Urban Shield.
Board of Supervisors – Alameda County
Alameda County Administration Building
1221 Oak Street, 5th Floor
Tuesday February 26 10:45AM Meeting Start
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