These 8 steps for police abolition go further than #8Can’tWait

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8toAbolition is a response to the set of eight police reform proposals touted by DeRay McKesson. As protests against police brutality grew across the country in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, one nonprofit stepped forward with a set of eight reforms , #8Can’tWait, that they claimed would dramatically reduce police violence—policy changes such as a ban on chokeholds or a requirement that police use de-escalation techniques. But activists quickly criticized the platform, pointing out that reforms that happened in the past haven’t gone far enough. Minneapolis, where George Floyd died at the hands of police, was one of several cities that had enacted several reforms in the past . No matter how much training or regulations the police get, they argued, they’re still capable of violence and discrimination. Read Full Story

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Is it time to defund the police?

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Police reform activists are asking that cities stop relying on reforms as the only solution to police violence. Instead, they propose, spend less money on the police and more on social programs that can improve public safety. Five years ago, in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown and other high-profile deaths at the hands of the police, six cities took part in a national program designed to help reform policing, from training in implicit racial bias and how to de-escalate tense situations to new standards for the use of force and early-warning systems designed to identify officers at risk of causing violence. Minneapolis—where George Floyd was killed by police—was one of the cities that participated, but there’s no broader evidence that the reforms helped change officer behavior. Read Full Story

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In the fight for police reform and abolition, design plays a key role

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The 8 Can’t Wait campaign took social media by storm with a catchy, shareable graphic—then the 8toAbolition campaign co-opted its look. You’ve probably seen the 8 Can’t Wait campaign’s graphic while scrolling through your Instagram feed. It’s an eminently shareable image that uses succinct icons and a high-contrast color palette to push for eight specific police reforms, like de-escalating conflicts and banning chokeholds. Read Full Story

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