he murder of Tyre Nichol by an integrated crew of Memphis police would not have surprised Ninure, if she was alive today. The first Black cops, after all, were specifically hired to police Blacks. That is still pretty much their lane.
The Sunsetting of MPD150
Early in 2016 a discussion began among a small number of organizers in Minneapolis about how we could make use of an upcoming anniversary. It seems we were the only ones to notice that the next year would mark 150years of the Minneapolis Police Department.
A Moment of Liberation
“The abled world and the hearing world will do anything to forget about disability and deafness.”
What Time is it on the Clock of the Police Abolition Movement?
Note: The essay below is also available to be printed as a zine with additional artwork included. Download PDF here. 1 “The news of my death is greatly exaggerated.” W.C. Fields “Move […]
Are reforms useful?
In public conversations, those of us who argue that the racism and brutality of the police/mass incarceration system are essential features of that system, often say that reform is not the solution. […]
Experimenting With Our People’s Safety
The current attempt to challenge the powerful Minneapolis Police Department – by way of a city charter amendment known as Question 2 – is a “dangerous experiment.” At least, that’s the verdict of media pundits, downtown business interests and community gatekeepers.