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M4BL National Call: In Defense of Black Life

Movement for Black Lives

The killing of Black people at the hands of the police is taking place against the backdrop of a pandemic that is taking Black lives at an alarming rate. Our communities continue to be disinvested in and our people continue to be vulnerable to every harm in our society. This is why we call to defund police departments across the country and demand an investment of those resources into the needs of our communities.

We know what is happening in Minneapolis is a product of what has happened to Black people for decades. We are paying attention and we are ready to rise.

Join us for M4BL’s National Call to Action Call, hear from Organizers in Minneapolis and across the country. We will share our demands and ways for folks to take action!

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Talking About Policing & Violence With Youth: An Activity and Resource Guide

Project NIA

This activity guide includes stories, poems, and statistics to engage young people around the history of policing in the United States and the manifestations of police violence.

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“Coins, Cops, and Communities” Toolkit

American Friends Service Committee

This 2016 toolkit, developed by youth interns, contains activities and supplemental materials for exploring the costs of policing in Chicago and what community safety can look like beyond the police.

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COVID-19 Life Kit – We Keep Us Safe! Community Care & Mutual Aid

Equity and Transformation (EAT) Chicago

Equity and Transformation along with the support from other community groups and individuals have designed this “Life Kit” as a way to offer what we can to help anyone that maybe struggling right now as well as providing them with useful information and resources in order to stay healthy. We must rely on each other to take care of US! This pamphlet includes the necessary information to help you get through COVID-19.

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Alternatives to Calling the Police: Anti-Racist Education for Asian Diaspora in Canada during COVID-19

Policing the Pandemic (Canada)

This document was first created in May 2020 and is an ongoing work in progress! We hope this can be a living and collaborative document. We recognize that there are many existing resources and google docs before this one on alternatives to calling the police. Our goal for this document was to compile some of these resources and place them in the context of anti-Asian racism, in Canada, during the COVID-19 pandemic—and what we hope can be a broader dialogue around interracial solidarity.

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Police State & Surveillance of Blackness in time of COVID

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

A discussion with Professor Simone Browne, an educator and author of Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness and We Like to Watch: Race and Sociology of Surveillance; and Pete White, Executive Director – Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN).

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COVID-19 Resources for Police and Communities

NYU School of Law Policing Project

Two sets of guidance addressing law enforcement’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These documents follow early reports from New York and other cities that raised concerns of uneven, sometimes discriminatory enforcement, and confusion about how to reach isolated and vulnerable groups. Vetted with community organizers, academic experts, and law enforcement officials, this COVID-19 guidance compiles best practices for state, municipal, and policing leaders as they navigate this ongoing public health emergency.

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Statement to Mayor De Blasio to Suspend Broken Windows Policing & Reduce NYPD Enforcement Actions as Coronavirus Spreads

Communities United for Police Reform

A joint letter to Mayor de Blasio from more than 50 advocacy organizations urging him to impose an immediate moratorium on police enforcement of low-level and quality of life offenses; unnecessary summonses and arrests, including fare evasion arrests and drug arrests for marijuana.

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Policing in a Time of Pandemic: Recommendations for Law Enforcement

Georgetown Law Innovative Policing Program

This white paper notes the novel law enforcement challenges created by COVID-19 and describes the different approach police must take. Traditional law enforcement practices such as stops, searches, and arrests currently create a substantial risk of infection for police, suspects and community members alike. This paper concludes that until stay-at-home and social distancing orders have been lifted, law enforcement agencies should suspend enforcement measures requiring close proximity or physical contact between law enforcement personnel and members of the public, except in cases where the failure to stop, search, or arrest a suspect creates an imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury to police officers or others.

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