Initiatives

SA Justice Charter

The San Antonio Justice Charter will amend the City Charter of San Antonio to adopt a justice policy that will reduce unnecessary arrests, mitigate racial bias, and save scarce public resources through a comprehensive set of popular reforms.

Petition Language

“A petition to amend the City Charter of San Antonio to adopt a justice policy that will reduce unnecessary arrests and save scarce public resources through a comprehensive set of reforms, including: ending enforcement of low-level marijuana possession; ending enforcement of abortion crimes; banning chokeholds; banning no-knock warrants; and encouraging citations instead of arrests for low-level nonviolent crimes.”

On the Ballot

01.

Decriminalization of marijuana

Eliminate the enforcement of low level marijuana offenses

02.

Ban Chokeholds

Ban chokeholds by SAPD in ANY instance forever

03.

Ban No Knock Warrants

Ban the use of dangerous no knock warrants except in extreme dangerous cases (such as hostage situation or exigent life circumstances)- where extensive procedure is laid out for accountability and transparency

04.

Cite and Release

Make the use of citations and the diversion program for low level misdemeanors permanent

05.

Decriminalization of Abortion

SAPD officers shall not be responsible for enforcing the statewide law

06.

Creation of a Justice Director

Oversee the implementation of this policy and make sure future city policy follows with the purpose of this section to reduce unnecessary arrests, promote police accountability, and save scarce city resources- especially those related to public safety

Why do we need this?