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MEDIA ADVISORY: Americans for Prosperity Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Policing Reform  

Jul 9, 2021 by AFP

CHARLESTON, S.C. – On Monday, July 12, 2021, Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina (AFP-SC) will gather with Congresswoman Nancy Mace and Former U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles along with other critical members of the community to discuss policing reform in South Carolina.

AFP aims to build safer communities through smart policing which is why we are promoting thoughtful dialogue on the topic to refocus the conversation around policing on bottom-up solutions that promote equal justice and improved public safety outcomes.

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Front-end reforms that simultaneously improve public safety outcomes and police-community relations.
  • Treatment vs. incarceration for those with mental illness or substance issues to prevent unnecessary incarceration and overcriminalization.
  • Improving the culture within policing for officers to promote teamwork, feedback, and better performance.

WHO: AFP-SC State Director Candace Carroll and AFP Senior Policy Analyst for Criminal Justice Jeremiah Mosteller will host the following participants along with our many activists across the state:

  • Congresswoman Nancy Mace
  • Former U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles
  • Frank Knaack, Executive Director, ACLU South Carolina
  • Allie Menegakis, Founder, SC4CJR
  • Leon Ford, Activist and Survivor of a Police-Involved Shooting
  • Jerry Blassingame, Executive Director, Soteria Community Development Corporation
  • Alesia Rico Flores, SC Director of Policy and Systems Change, Root and Rebound

WHEN: Monday, July 12, 2021, from 5:30PM-6:30PM ET; Doors will open to media and guests at 5PM

WHERE: 
Francis Marion Hotel (Colonial Ballroom)
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

For further information or an interview, please contact Stacia Komosinski at skomosinski@afphq.org.