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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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Abolish the Police for Breonna Taylor (zine)

Groundwork Zine

A zine with educational materials and activities on police accountability and police abolition.

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10 Ways to Reduce Our Reliance on Policing and Make Our Communities Safer for Everyone

The Appeal

Alex Vitale offers ten ways to make communities safer for everyone. The following concrete steps present a way forward, one that would begin to reduce reliance on policing.

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Replacing School Police with Targeted Student Resources

The Justice Collaborative

The movement to redirect police funding towards social services and community care has ignited calls to re-examine police presence in schools. In the last month alone, several school districts have decided to disband school-based officers while urging their communities to shift funding towards other necessary services. Instead of relying on police to fulfill core educational functions, now is the time for schools to fund mental health professionals, academic support, and other evidence-based programs. Particularly in light of the twin pandemics of coronavirus and engrained structural racism, the scarce funding available should focus on what works best for students.

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Defund the Police: What Comes Next?

Reclaim the Block

A webinar partnership between Reclaim the Block and Black Visions to discuss what it means to defund police, examples from around the country of existing alternatives, and how communities can demand that the City Council fund effective public safety programs.

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2020 Janine Soleil Abolitionist Institute – Session Materials

Project NIA

This page is a hub for this year’s session materials, as well as additional resources related to the topic of PIC abolition, organizing, and healing justice. Click through for more information on the event.

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Strengthening the Demand: “Defund the Wealthy” – Cops & Capitalism Summer Webinar Series

Action Center on Race & the Economy

People around the U.S. are demanding that cities defund their local police departments. This webinar encourages us to take that demand one step further, and highlights the relationships between corporations and policing. We know that cutting the police budget is a first step towards the world we want to see but in order to fully fund our communities and invest in the things we need we must also redirect funding from the institutions that support policing.

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Research Briefing: Police Brutality Bonds – Cops & Capitalism Summer Webinar Series

Action Center on Race & the Economy

This webinar explores ACRE’s groundbreaking research on cities’ use of Police Brutality Bonds, the bonds issued to pay for police brutality settlements. Police brutality bonds generate fees for Wall Street firms like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, and interest payments for investors, allowing them to literally profit from police violence. Borrowing can also drastically increase the costs of police violence, but these costs are not reflected in the official police budget. The webinar covers how ACRE did the research for the report, how bonds work, some of ACRE’s data sources and what other policing costs might be hiding in city budgets.

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Police Reimagined: The Future of Public Safety

WHYY

The Memorial Day death of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has set off protest around the globe. This four-part community conversation video series attempts to answer the question: Can you reduce funding for police, and limit their role in communities, while ensuring public safety for all communities?

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