From Chevron and Shell to Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase, the equal fossil gas groups and economic establishments riding environmental racism are also directing and funding police foundations.
"This report sheds a harsh and wanted mild on the ways police violence and systemic racism intersect with the weather disaster," Carroll Muffett, president of the center for international Environmental law, stated in an announcement.
As Little Sis mentioned closing month, police foundations similarly fatten already bloated police department budgets-doing so "With little public enter or oversight"-and have enabled some departments to collect arguable surveillance equipment and outfit forces with weaponry inclusive of drones and LRAD system.
Agencies also are accused of "Propping up racist policing" due to the fact "these businesses sponsor occasions and galas that celebrate the police and remind the public that police power is subsidized up via company strength," Armstrong and Seidman wrote.
Chevron is a "corporate companion of the Police" sponsor of the brand new Orleans Police & Justice Foundation, as well as a board member of the Houston Police Foundation and sponsor of the Houston Police department, are set up patrol.
As Zorka Milin, senior advisor, international Witness, sees it, "The fossil gas enterprise's ties to police foundations show a willingness to disregard the calls of racial justice advocates to dismantle the systemic racism of policing-in spite of a few oil and gasoline corporations' hypocritical claims in any other case."