Family of Luis Góngora Pat Urges Budget Committee in Video Public Comments: Stop Playing With Our Lives, Defund the Police!

On Monday August 24, 2020, the Budget Committee of San Francisco held a public comment session on the budget which would be submitted for approval on Wednesday August 26. Cuts to the SFPD budget only amount to about a 4% decrease from the prior year’s 2019-2020 police budget, and a measly improvement to the 2.6% cut the Mayor London Breed had proposed. This is a far cry from the public demand to end the racist violent institution of policing that is the San Francisco Police Department. These are the videos submitted to public comment by Luis’s family and Justice4Luis.

Board of Supervisors: Defund SFPD, significantly.

The family of Luis Góngora Pat with Justice4Luis joins the call to #DefundThePolice, significantly. Mayor London Breed’s response to this public demand falls disappointingly short by maintaining a bloated police budget, which represents an insignificant -2.6% decrease from last year’s 2019-2020 budget. We oppose any cosmetic defunding of the police that will only result in the perpetuation of police violence and criminalization of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, transgendered, and homeless peoples in this City. We demand significant law enforcement funds be redirected to invest in the well being of BIPOC communities and alternatives to policing.

J4Luis’s testimony about @SFPD abuses informed the report by @IACHumanRights on “Police Violence Against Afro-descendants.” Thank you for hearing us! @IHRC_sculaw @ACLU @RFKHumanRights

In December 2017, with support from the International Human Rights Clinic of Santa Clara Law, the ACLU and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Luis Poot Pat (representing the family of Luis Góngora Pat) and Adriana Camarena of Justice4Luis provided testimony to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights about Luis’s unjustified execution by SFPD and about…

Open Letter to @SFBOS: Help Us Keep D.A. @GeorgeGascón Accountable for Investigating Police Shootings

Request to Keep D.A. George Gascón Accountable for Investigating Police Shootings Dear Supervisors, We are José Góngora Pat, Luis Poot Pat and Carlos Poot Pat, brother and cousins, respectively of Luis Góngora Pat. We are accompanied by Adriana Camarena of Justice for Luis in writing this letter. Luis Góngora Pat was killed by SFPD officers…

Video: Justice 4 Luis Blasts San Francisco City Authorities at International Hearing for Allowing Police to Kill with Impunity!

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds Hearing on Reports of Impunity for Extrajudicial Killings in the United States of America Justice 4 Luis Blasts San Francisco City Authorities on International Stage for Allowing Police to Kill with Impunity! On December 7th, 2017 the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IAHRC) held a hearing on “Reports of Impunity…

Our Coalition Demands for Reform

Our Coalition Demands for Reform On March 6th, 2017, we delivered our coalition demands for SFPD reform to the Board of Supervisors. These demands remain relevant to the on going reform process. Read the full letter here. Board of Supervisors (BOS): In memory and honor of Luís Góngora Pat, killed by SFPD nearly a year…

SFPD Reform Tracker

SFPD Reform Tracker During March of 2017, we created the SFPD Reform Tracker; an excel file in an open data, searchable format that compiles all the findings and recommendations from the three independent SFPD Assessment Reports published in 2016, and the 2015 President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing: BRP—The Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency,…