Ending Police Violence By Changing the System

Melina Abdullah
Mar 19, 2019 - 5:00

“Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail…The whole damn system is guilty as hell!” So goes the popular refrain at demonstrations to end police violence. To some, it may sound like extremist rhetoric. To others, it falls short of an abolitionist agenda by calling for the incarceration of police. In recent years, however, these words have become truer, even for abolitionists who demand that police face accountability for killing Black people. As we make demands of the police, we are also witnessing how prosecutors protect them, and how the government has refused to provide meaningful oversight. Is the -->

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