Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Something to Think About . . .


Related Off-site Links:
There's a Growing Call to Defund the Police. Here's What It Means – Scottie Andrew (CNN, June 17, 2020).
Six Reasons Why It’s Time to Defund the Police – Mary Zerkel (AFSC.org, June 11, 2020).
Defunding the Police Will Actually Make Us Safer – Paige Fernandez (Cosmopolitan via ACLU.org, June 11, 2020).
It’s Perfectly Fine to Call It “Defunding” the Police – John H. McWhorter (Slate, July 18, 2020).
A “Huge Moment” for Police Reform That Could Reshape Black Communities for Generations – Trevor Hughes (USA Today, July 18, 2020).
“Policing Is Fundamentally a Tool of Social Control to Facilitate Our Exploitation”: An Interview with Alex S. Vitale – Micah Uetricht (Jacobin, June 8, 2020).
Media Acknowledge Drive to Defund Police – But Seek to Blunt Its Radical Edge – Julie Hollar (FAIR, June 11, 2020).
What America Can Learn from Nordic Police – Ryan Cooper (The Week, June 5, 2020).
Minneapolis Organizers Are Already Building the Tools for Safety Without Police – Jae Hyun Shim (TruthOut, June 12, 2020).
In Minnesota, Lawmakers Hear Pleas to Transform PolicingMPR News (June 13, 2020).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
“An Abolitionist Demand”: Progressive Perspectives on Transforming Policing in the U.S.
Quote of the Day – June 9, 2020
Helpful Rebuttals
Emma Jordan-Simpson: “There Will Be No Peace Without Justice”

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