June 16, 2020

A World Without Police

Maria and Julio talk about police and prison abolition with Charlene Carruthers, author and founding member of Black Youth Project 100, and Ejeris Dixon, director of Vision Change Win. They imagine a world without police, dive into community safety, and get real about what calls for defunding the police mean. ITT Staff Picks: - Mariame Kaba, an organizer whose work focuses on dismantling the prison industrial complex writes, “Yes, we mean literally abolish the police,” in this op-ed for The New York Times. - "These calls to defund and disband police have roots in decades of prison abolitionist organizing, which aims to end incarceration and policing in favor of a society grounded in collective care and social provision," writes Amna A. Akbar for The New York Review of Books. - Kayla Reed and Ash-Lee Woodward Henderson write about the demands of The Movement for Black Lives in this piece for Essence.  Photo Credit: (AP Photo/Ragan Clark)  

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