Wheat Ridge city council condemns racism, hate in resolution

Council calls for effect public safety while continuing to earn resident trust

Staff Report
Posted 6/25/20

Wheat Ridge's city council became the latest in the Denver metro area to pass a resolution condemning racism and hate as increased attention is paid to those issues following the protests against the …

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Wheat Ridge city council condemns racism, hate in resolution

Council calls for effect public safety while continuing to earn resident trust

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Wheat Ridge's city council became the latest in the Denver metro area to pass a resolution condemning racism and hate as increased attention is paid to those issues following the protests against the murder of George Floyd.

The resolution, which was passed at the June 22 council meeting, states that the city of Wheat Ridge “affirms that the lives of Black people matter and the nationwide movement both articulates and brings awareness to the injustices that exist at the intersections of race, class, and gender including: mass incarceration, police brutality, poverty, unaffordable housing, income disparity, homophobia and transphobia, gender inequality, poor access to health care, and poor access to equitably resourced education and educational opportunities.

The resolution also states that “racism has no place in our city” and Wheat Ridge strives to be a place where all people feel safe regardless of their race or other characteristics and all people can raise their children to feel safe.

The council stated in the resolution that it is committed to safeguarding the community from both the root causes of racism and damages stemming from it and to protecting the constitutional and human rights of every person who lives, works in and visits the city.

The council's resolution also addressed the city's police department, which it describes as embracing the six pillars of policing from President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Those pillars are: building trust and legitimacy, policy and oversight, technology and social media, community policing and crime reduction, officer training and education and officer safety and wellness.

It goes on to read:

“The city of Wheat Ridge pledges to work alongside community leaders and residents to provide effective public safety, while continuing to earn the trust of the community they serve.”

The full resolution can be found online in the city of Wheat Ridge's archive center at https://www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4828

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