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#CopsOutCPS: A Report on Why It’s Time for Chicago Public Schools to Divest from the Chicago Police Department


As more and more school districts around the country are joining the movement to end the school-to-prison pipeline and remove police from inside of schools, we want to share more information about the realities of school-based policing in Chicago. This report examines the disparities in who is impacted by school-based policing, the misconduct records of the CPD officers assigned to CPS, and the ways funds currently allocated towards policing could be re-invested.

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Map: Find the Cops in your School


An interactive map tool of school police in the Chicago area. The “heat map” uses colors to show which schools & areas have officers assigned to them with the most misconduct complaints on their record.

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Relax, Relate, Release: Meditations for the Mind, Soul, Spirit, and Revolution + Reflection and Resource Guide

Jana Smith

Relax, Relate, Release: Meditations for the Mind, Soul, Spirit, and Revolution is a meditation project by Jana Smith that includes various themed audio tracks featuring empowering messages from Angela Davis, Dr. Maya Angelou, Lena Horne, Tabitha Brown, Nina Simone, Denzel Washington, and many others over soothing soundscapes. This project also includes a community-curated reflection/resource guide. (Meditation transcripts are included in the guidebook for persons who are deaf/hearing impaired.)

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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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How to Grow Abolition on Your Campus: 8 Actions

Critical Resistance

Current movements to end policing are happening in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought into sharp focus the everyday public health crises of racism, poverty, and incarceration. To build abolition, this toolkit lists strategies and actions that students and educators can take up on campuses. This list is not detailed or exhaustive. Many of these ideas and practices are already in motion! The following highlights work that communities are doing, to generate more ideas, and to deepen existing movements.

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Racial Disparities In Stops By the DC Metropolitan Police Department: Review of Five Months of Data


This report, based on an analysis of data collected by D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), found that Black people (46.5% of the D.C. population) composed 72% of the people stopped by police. Researchers also found that 88.6% of the youth under 18 who were stopped were Black. The data reveal concerning trends suggesting that these disparities may arise from racial bias.

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Defund Police Rebuild Our Communities Toolkit

Dream Defenders

There’s a shift happening right now. The call to defund police is louder than we’ve ever heard it. We can all answer that call and reshape what our communities look like. We made a toolkit to help you map what you can do in your cities. From Florida with Love, The Dream Defenders.

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Abolitionist Recommendations to Defund NYPD, with No New Jails + By Closing Rikers Now

Free Them All for Public Health

This resource is a reallocated version of the proposed NYC FY21 budget created by a broad-ranging group of abolitionists, including organizers, lawyers, mothers, artists, and lifetime New Yorkers, of many ages, ethnicities, abilities, and religions, who care about this city.

Although this document and these suggestions focus on the budget under the purview of the New York City Council and Mayor, there are many state-based policies, such as pre-trial detention, subway policing, and supervision, that must be changed simultaneously.

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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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