U.S. police departments spend tens of millions of dollars every year to manipulate the news, flooding the discourse with “copaganda.” These aggressive tactics give the public a distorted view of what public safety means, what threatens it, and how to solve it.
The police in Uvalde have acted like they are untouchable and their actions unquestionable. Why? Because they are. But TV shows, movies, and media have persuaded us to believe that cops can do no wrong.
The definition of insanity is repeating the same act and expecting a different result. Right now, continuing the failed efforts to “fix” policing in America feels insane, what’s needed is radical and systemic change
Black Lives Matter demands we upend it and dare to imagine and build new systems that invest deeply in resources: like youth programs, good jobs, mental healthcare, housing…resources that actually make our communities safe.
Spread the word