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.
Opinion | adrienne maree brown | Prison Abolition | Restorative Justice | #DefundPolice | Abolition | Transformative Justice
Unlearning our punitive impulses will take slow, hard work, says adrienne maree brown. But it is possible.
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.
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