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On Police Reform, the AFL-CIO Has a Lot of Catching Up to Do

Alex N. Press Jacobin
The AFL-CIO’s new report on police reform doesn’t come anywhere close to what’s needed. Written largely from the perspective of police officers, it rejects calls to defund the police, embracing the failed approach of trying to weed out bad apples.

Compliance Will Not Save Me

Ibram X. Kendi The Atlantic
Black and brown people’s defiance is not the problem. Our compliance is not the solution.

We Should Still Defund the Police

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor New Yorker
Defunding the police is the first step in a longer process that may culminate in the end of policing in the United States. The repeated failure of meaningful reform have made concepts like “defunding” and “abolition” part of mainstream conversation.
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