VIDEO: Kris Henderson Speaks at Police Free Penn Rally
On Tuesday, May 4th, Kris Henderson of Amistad Law Project joined University of Pennsylvania students with Police Free Penn to call for disarming and defunding UPenn police.
Kris highlighted Amistad Law Project’s ongoing campaign this city budget season to fund mobile crisis teams dispatched by 911 separately from the police. Originally the city had proposed a ‘co-responder’ model that would pair an armed police officer with a mental health professional, but as a result of our campaigning they’ve moved toward a hybrid model dispatching some calls to co-responders and others to mobile crisis teams. We want to see all mental health emergencies routed to mobile crisis teams. Watch Kris’s speech below and then sign on to our petition calling for mobile crisis teams *not* co-responders. For more on the national coalition to get cops off campus, check out: http://copsoffcampuscoalition.com/