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Defund Vs Reform: Abolish Police Movement In Opposition

The central tension of police abolition vs reform comes down to a single question: Is the work of activists to create safer, more community-friendly versions of the same systems that have already claimed and destroyed countless black lives, or is it to reimagine them from the ground up?

“Has the current approach ended rape and murder?” the activist and organiser Mariame Kaba asked in a 2017 interview with the Next System Project. “The vast majority of rapists never see the inside of a courtroom, let alone get convicted and end up in prison. In fact, they end up becoming President. So the system you feel so attached to and that you seem invested in preserving is not delivering what you say you want, which is presumably safety and an end to violence.”

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Publication date: 2020-06-09
Parent publication: Refinery29
Publication URL: https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2020/06/9858164/defund-reform-police-solution-difference

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