brazos county

What is the Green New Deal? Find out at our next meeting.

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Humanity has just over a decade to get carbon emissions under control.

Or else, well, you can guess what else. Global, catastrophic climate change impacts become inevitable and irreversible.

Democrats do not currently have a plan to address climate change, and last addressed it in 2009 when they passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

Some people call the Green New Deal “ambitious.” What they don’t seem to realize is that we have now entered a do or die moment. We NEED to be ambitious.

Big problems call for big solutions.

To learn more about this resolution and how it plans to address climate change as well as racial / economic inequality, come to the next Young Dems BCS meeting on Sunday, March 31, 7 pm, Square One.

Racial Profiling in Brazos County

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As Young Dems BCS continues to sift through the racial disparities in Bryan and CollegeStation policing and incarceration, we found that in BrazosCounty:

Black people go to jail at a rate that is 122% above the State Average.

Black people go to jail at a rate that is 122% above the State Average.

  • Latinx people are incarcerated 89% more than White people.

  • Black people are incarcerated 898% (about 9x) more than White people.

  • White people go to jail at a rate 42% BELOW the state average.

Source: http://trends.vera.org/rates/brazos-county-tx

White people go to jail at a rate that is 42% under the State Average.

White people go to jail at a rate that is 42% under the State Average.

Please join us at the April Bryan City Council meeting, where we will be presenting feasible solutions for making Bryan PD's policing more equitable:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2161415630547592/?ti=ia

One solution we will propose is enabling residents to file complaints about police behavior without having to GO INTO the police station in person and possibly come face-to-face with the police officer they are complaining about. Other counties, like Harris and Travis, have web portals and other ways of submitting notarized complaints remotely.

Video of report on BPD’s traffic stops, which was presented at the previous City Council meeting, can be found here: https://bryantx.swagit.com/play/02122019-2239