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To support and help strengthen the work of advocates and organizers, the Hub is committed to providing and uplifting up-to-date research, reports, data, model policies, toolkits and other resources. We do this by searching for, categorizing, and making available existing resources from partner organizations and others working on issues related to policing. When needed, the Hub also produces its own research in collaboration with partners. This resource database is categorized, easy to search, and regularly updated by our research team.

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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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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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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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What the US Would Look Like Without Police, as Imagined in 3 Scenarios

CNN

To crystallize the concept of defunding the police, CNN posed three scenarios to experts and activists in the movement and asked how they’d be handled in an America without police. The participants are Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter; Philip McHarris, a doctoral candidate in sociology and African American Studies at Yale University and lead research and policy associate at the Community Resource Hub for Safety and Accountability; and Alex Vitale, a professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College and author of “The End of Policing”

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Abolitionist Teaching and the Future of our Schools

Haymarket Books

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the US education system overnight. The antiracist rebellion in the streets has shown a light on the deep racial inequality in America. Educators and activists who have nurtured radical dreams for public schools now face an unprecedented moment of change, and the challenge of trying to teach and organize online in the midst of unfolding crises. This video is a discussion with Bettina L. Love, Dr. Gholnecsar Muhammad, Dena Simmons, and Brian Jones.

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Webinar

Borealis Philanthropy – Communities Transforming Policing Fund

From the launch of the COVID-19 Learning Community series, this discussion focuses on contact tracings and the intersections of COVID-19 with policing and criminalization.

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On the Road With Abolition: Assessing Our Steps Along the Way

Project NIA

This event was co-sponsored by Critical Resistance, Project NIA, Survived and Punished, Reclaim the Block, and Black Visions Collective. Panelists K Agbebiyi, Woods Ervin, Mariame Kaba, Dean Spade, and Kamau Wilson gathered to discuss the current state of abolition and community safety work and to assess current proposals for reform and potential alternative solutions to press for as we move forward in this moment of pushback against police violence. The video includes ASL interpretation.

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