Police Reform and Abolition
One cannot talk about system change toward being anti-racist without serious consideration of undoing the culture of policing and understanding its origins. It is also important to acknowledge that many communities have moved toward a productive model of community policing.
- Kiana Ledé - "Dear Mr. President": Many videos have emerged during these critical times. Kiana Ledé is singing from the heart. Pink wrote this powerful song over 14 years ago. We have not learned many lessons and are still in need of deep healing and repair. But there is reason for hope and optimism. We must be better and believe liberation from racism is possible. (Kiana Ledé)
- Opinion | Want police reform? We need independent medical examiners and coroners: What comes after police reform? This article explores what additional changes are essential. (Washington Post)
- The End of Policing: Explore this free EBook that describes the potential what ending the need for police would look like. (EBook)
- Prison culture » essential reading: Selected by Mariame Kaba, explore this list of important reading that highlights the interconnected issues of race and racial justice. (Prison Culture)
- What abolitionists do: Wondering what role Abolitionists play and what this actually means? Explore this article on prison reform and what steps can be taken. (Jacobin)
- A jailbreak of the imagination: Seeing prisons for what they are and demanding transformation: This article presents a reimagining of prisons and what alternatives could look like. (TruthOut)