Here’s a non-exhaustive resource guide packed with articles, books, art, interviews, organizations, and campaigns that can provide you with further opportunities to extend your understanding of abolition and contribute to the movement for a future without policing and prisons. Abolition now. Abolition for the people.
Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color (2017) by Andrea Ritchie
States of Confinement: Policing, Detention, and Prisons (2002) Edited by Joy James
Slave Patrols: Law and Violence in Virginia and the Carolinas (2003) by Sally E. Hadden
Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter…
This article is part of Abolition for the People, a series brought to you by a partnership between Kaepernick Publishing and LEVEL, a Medium publication for and about the lives of Black and Brown men. The series, which comprises 30 essays and conversations over four weeks, points to the crucial conclusion that policing and prisons are not solutions for the issues and people the state deems social problems — and calls for a future that puts justice and the needs of the community first.
I was 16 years old, stopped at a red light, the first time I saw sirens…