Category: Police & Prisons

Lucien Baskin: Looking to Get Cops Off Your Campus? Start Here

Find your comrades, and join this beautiful movement to get cops off campus and build the spaces and places for abolitionist teaching and learning in our communities. Abolition now

Ray Levy Uyeda: Is the ‘Defund the Police’ Movement Working?

Some cities are restoring police budgets that had been cut in response to last year’s uprisings, but that doesn’t mean the ‘defund the police’ movement hasn’t fueled innovation across the U.S.

Larry Hamm: “Long March for Justice”

An update from New Jersey, where the People’s Organization for Progress is leading a 67-mile march to demand the state Legislature pass legislation to hold police accountable

Maya King: Minneapolis Puts ‘Defund the Police’ to a Vote

The city will decide on a sweeping measure that would limit the size, scope and influence of its police department

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Murtaza Hussain: Post-9/11 Stings Targeted People Who Posed No Threat

They Remain in Prison

Joe DeManuelle-Hall: Chicago Passes Union-Backed Bill for Civilian Oversight of Violent Cops

The new law is one of the most prominent pieces of police reform legislation to pass since last year’s uprisings after George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police

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Hamilton Nolan: Democrats Will Never Stop Triangulating Against Justice

Running against “defund the police” is both cowardly and wrong. Democratic leaders find that irresistible.

Shea Leibow: To Save the Planet, We Need to Demilitarize the Police

Even with climate disasters all around us, nonviolent environmental demonstrations face fierce police repression. Why?

F. Douglas Stephenson: Why we need to stop Warehousing the Mentally Ill in Jail

Only Private Prison Corporations Profit

Andrew Metheven: Militarism and the police

As institutions like the police and border patrol become increasingly militarized, anti-militarism needs to become a cornerstone of social movements worldwide

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