Enforcing the 14th: The Promise to Protect | NLEM’s Virtual February Program | Black History Month
The 14th amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified by President Abraham Lincoln in 1868, was passed in the wake of the US Civil War. It states that no State can “… deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Chief Daniel Hahn (recently retired, Sacramento PD) facilitated a captivating discussion with law enforcement leadership like Chief Danielle Outlaw (Philadelphia PD), Captain Frederick L. Thomas, President of The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and Steven H. Rosenbaum, Chief of Special Litigation Section, Justice Department.
The program began with welcome remarks from Anthony Heredia, SVP, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Target and Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice.
In this timely round table, we heard their perspectives on equal protection, democratic integrity, discrimination, the history of the 14th amendment, and the vital role it continues to hold in its intent to stop discriminatory practices against Black Americans.
- Agencies Represented
- Major City Chiefs Association – https://majorcitieschiefs.com/
- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) – https://noblenational.org/
- US DOJ – Department of Justice | Homepage | United States Department of Justice
- The 14th Amendment
- Milestone Documents, National Archives 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Civil Rights (1868) | National Archives
- The 14th Amendment Annotated, Library of Congress Fourteenth Amendment | Browse | Constitution Annotated | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
Introductory Welcome Remarks
- Tony Heredia, SVP, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Target
- Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice
Keynote Speaker and Moderator
- Chief Daniel Hahn, ret., Sacramento, CA
- Shelia Jackson Lee (TX-18), U.S. House of Representatives
- Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, Philadelphia Police Department, Major Cities Chiefs Association
- Captain Frederick L. Thomas, President, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
- Steven H. Rosenbaum, Chief of the Special Litigation Section, United States Department of Justice