The Movement for Black Lives Offers an Abolitionist Approach to Police Reform by Amna Akbar

Law professor, Amna Akbar, “consider[s] policing through the lens of the Movement for Black Lives policy platform, ‘A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice.’ . . . . [Decarceration] is the unfinished project of abolishing slavery. Under the invest-divest demand, the Vision calls for divestment from prisons, police, and surveillance, and for those same resources to be invested instead to restorative services, mental health services, job programs, meaningful healthcare, and education. This is an agenda for reform seeking to transform the political and social order.”  To read the complete post on the blog Law and Political Economy, click here.

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