Rural communities from Iowa to South Dakota to Colorado are rethinking who they send as first responders to help those in a mental health crisis.
The demand to “defund the police” asks politicians to go beyond platitudes and actually end the violence of policing, shifting resources in ways that promote the redistribution of wealth.
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Unlearning our punitive impulses will take slow, hard work, says adrienne maree brown. But it is possible.
The city’s activists have seen varying levels of success in housing and food justice. But justice for police abuse remains elusive. Here’s why.
The podcast, produced by the Detroit Justice Center, highlights how organizers are engaged in the hard work of abolishing police and prisons, and offers a counter-narrative to mainstream media reports.
Just as slavery couldn’t be reformed and had to be ended, policing can’t be reformed and has to be abolished, say leaders of modern-day abolitionist movements.
Crime is rising in America. But rather than rely on the knee-jerk response of increased policing, one violence-prevention expert offers his solutions on using a justice-lens to reduce crime.
This special audio report from YES! and Public News Service explores the ways communities affected by police violence are organizing to keep each other safe, in Minneapolis and beyond.
Transformative Justice is not just replacing the cops. It’s a completely different worldview.
After more than 100 days of continual demonstrations, protesters in Portland are looking to the future—and each other—for ways to sustain their movement for Black lives.
“Protesting ultimately isn’t safe and we’re not trying to say that it is,” says one Portland street medic. “But that doesn’t mean we can’t take care of each other.”
Portland, Oregon’s five months of ongoing protests in support of Black lives are sustained by a vast, multifaceted, and ever-evolving network of activists, organizers, and mutual aid.
Historically, police have used their legal authority to protect businesses and private property over the working class.
Cities imagine taking away resources from racist, oppressive policing and putting it toward public safety and social services.
Lawmakers across the country are proposing policy measures to cut or loosen ties to traditional policing.
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