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Police Unions and the Obstacles They Pose

Community Resource Hub for Safety & Accountability

This memo provides brief background information on the history of police unions in the United States and their role in relation to the policing profession. The memo also highlights the obstacles that police unions and their contracts create for accountability, reform efforts, and campaigns that challenge police union power in order to overcome those obstacles. Finally, this memo provides specific recommendations for research, organizing, and policy developments when challenging police union power.

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Tell Governors and Mayors to Invest in Student Supports –NOT Police in Schools

Moms Rising

National and local research consistently demonstrates that the presence of police in schools serves as an entry point to the school-to-prison pipeline and disproportionately harms Black, Indigenous and LatinX students; students with disabilities; and students in need who are furthest from opportunity. We can take an important step to dismantling the school to prison pipeline by investing in a students’ success and in student support instead of a culture of criminalization in our schools.

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Don’t Call the Police: Community-Based Alternatives to Police in Your City

Don’t Call the Police

Founded in June 2020, dontcallthepolice.com is an online directory of local resources available as alternatives to calling the police or 911, to provide easy access to alternatives to calling the police when faced with a situation that requires de-escalation and/or intervention, not violence.

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How To Take Back the Budget: A Guide To Reviewing and Changing the Police Budget In Your Community

Community Resource Hub for Safety & Accountability + Jared Knowles (Civilytics)

This comprehensive guide to reviewing your city or county budget will explain how to argue for changes in police staffing and funding to your local policymakers. Whether you are in a major city, a smaller town, or a rural county – this guide was written to help you take action over how public funds are raised and spent in your community. The advice in this guide is based on Jared Knowles’ experience doing in-depth budget reviews of police departments in cities and counties across the country as well as working as a budget analyst in state government.

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Defund. Reinvest. Protect

Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) Action Fund

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder by MPD officer Derek Chauvin, Black Portlanders, together with thousands of allies, have led uprisings all across our city. The Portland Police Bureau responded with escalated violence against our city’s grieving Black community. This is organizers’ list of demands for the city of Portland.

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Nix the Six – Police Unions

Campaign Zero

Across the country, police unions have written contracts and laws that make it almost impossible to hold police accountable. We reviewed police union contracts in nearly 600 cities and “Police Bill of Rights” laws in 20 states. Learn how police unions and police Bills of Rights create obstacles and how they look in your state.

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Steps to End Prisons & Policing: A Mixtape on Transformative Justice

Just Practice

Just Practice Collaborative created this Mixtape as an offering in response to the overwhelming number of requests we are getting for training, workshops and support. We want to nourish and care for our abolitionist community with as many resources as we can provide right now. This collection of 9 recorded video workshops or webinars are each between 45-90 minutes long and contain valuable frameworks, real life examples and tools you can use to help strengthen your personal practice and political commitment to this moment.

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No Justice, No Deal: Accountability through Police Contract Negotiations

Policy Link

Police contracts can create barriers to just and safe policing or provide guidance and structures that hold law enforcement accountable to communities. The contract negotiations process itself can provide a rare opening for community demands to be heard. Join PolicyLink and experts from around the country to learn about how campaigns in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, TX, leveraged police contract negotiations into calls for more accountability, made secretive contract negotiations more transparent, and worked to address the excessive power of police unions.

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Get in Formation: A Community Safety Toolkit with Addendum for Navigating Multiple Pandemics

Vision Change Win Consulting

Get in Formation is a collection of security and safety practices built by years of learning in the streets from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color movements within the U.S. Developed and edited by safety and security practitioners with a range of 10-40 years experience, this toolkit includes handouts, tips, and worksheets to support you in growing or building your community safety practices and/or teams.

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