MPD150’s Linktree Archive

You may have already seen our Resources page, and/or our more focused #AbolitionReadings page. This page will contain many of the same links, but in a different format. Below is the archive of our Instagram linktree.

Currently, this list starts in December 2022 and goes backwards, ending in June 2020. We will continue to update it. If you’re looking for a specific link, you may need to use the “edit->find” option on your computer. 

One Million Experiments

After Floyd

Deep Dive: Police Abolition

Why We Don’t Say “Reform the Police”

Alternatives to Police and Prisons: Activists Share How to Better Address Violence

Police Departments Spend Vast Sums of Money Creating “Copaganda”

After Uvalde, “Police Lie” Should Be the Default Position

Cops Didnt’ Stop the Uvalde Shooting

“A portrait of systemic rot:” Minneapolis police making headlines

State: Probable cause that Minneapolis police engage in race discrimination – Minnesota Reformer

What Time is it on the Clock of Police Abolition? (Ricardo Levins Morales)

Ruth Wilson Gilmore on Abolition, the Climate Crisis and What Must Be Done

When Biden Says “Fund the Police,” It Should Spur Our Efforts to Defund Them

The Practical Politics of Police Abolition (Matthew Clair, the Nation)

Atlanta Spa Shooting Anniversary: More Police Funding Isn’t the Answer to Anti-Asian Hate (Michelle Ming, Teen Vogue)

The hidden billion- dollar cost of repeated police misconduct (Washington Post)

Audit: Minneapolis leaders didn’t follow emergency plans during George Floyd protests – Minnesota Reformer

KARE 11 Investigates: Nearly 150 MPD cops with misconduct history served as trainers

How Could Police Shootings Keep Happening After We Did Nothing To Stop Them? (Jerry Iannelli, The Appeal)

The Failure of Police Reform (Micah Herskind and Tiffany Roberts)

Grief Over Time Sybrina Fulton, who lost her son Trayvon Martin ten years ago this month, found her painful place in American history. (Derecka Purnell)

“Practicing Abolition, Creating Community” Zine

Police in this tiny Alabama town suck drivers into legal ‘black hole’ (John Archibald,

For Angela Davis and Gina Dent, Abolition Is the Only Way (Hanna Phifer, Harper’s Bazaar)

Joleen Nez: A Death in Custody (Cecilia Nowell, The Nation)

Chicago Is Spending $1.6 Billion on 13,000 Police. Is It Worth It? (Carlos Ballesteros, InjusticeWatch)

“Policing Is Fundamentally a Tool of Social Control to Facilitate Our Exploitation” (Interview with Alex Vitale)

The Police Lie. All the Time. Can Anything Stop Them? (Mark Joseph Stern, Slate)

People in Minneapolis Are Calling Each Other Instead of the Cops (Ella Fassler, VICE)

Police Hurt Thousands of Teens Every Year. A Striking Number Are Black Girls (Abbie VanSickle and Weihua Li, The Marshall Project)

Experimenting With Our People’s Safety (Ricardo Levins Morales)

Looking to Get Cops Off Your Campus? Start Here (Lucien Baskin & Erica R. Meiners, Truthout)

Bodycam shows Minneapolis officers ‘hunting’ civilians during Floyd protests (Deena Winter, MN Reformer)

Interrupting Criminalization’s “Cop’s Don’t Stop Violence” Report

Abolition Action’s “Abolition: How We Keep Us Safe” Zine

On Abolition (via diaCRITICS)

Cops, Crime, and Clockwork: Breaking the Cycle (Ricardo Levins Morales, Pollen)

Minnesota State Patrol destroyed texts, e-mails after riot response (Andy Mannix, Star Tribune)

Jaleel Stallings shot at the MPD; a jury acquitted him of wrongdoing (Deena Winter, MN Reformer)

Did Last Summer’s Black Lives Matter Protests Change Anything? (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker)

The Fearmongering About Rising Crime Has Got to Stop (Takenya Nixon Brail)

We can’t police and imprison our way to a crime-free society, activists say (Tamar Sarai Davis interviews Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson)

People With Mental Illness Face Acute Dangers During and After Police Encounters (Victoria Law, TruthOut)

True safety discards an oppressive police system (Sarina Partridge, Star Tribune)

Minneapolis Police Were Cleared in the 2013 Killing of Terrance Franklin. A Video Complicates the Story—and Now the Case May Be Reopened (KARL VICK AND JOSIAH BATES, Time)

True safety discards an oppressive police system (Sarina Partridge, Star Tribune)

Minneapolis Police Were Cleared in the 2013 Killing of Terrance Franklin. A Video Complicates the Story—and Now the Case May Be Reopened (KARL VICK AND JOSIAH BATES, Time)

I’m an incarcerated person. I know for a fact that Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict isn’t ‘accountability,’ it’s just punishment (Christopher Blackwell)

The Authoritarian Instincts of Police Unions (Adam Serwer, The Atlantic)

The Enemy Within: Race and White Supremacy in American Policing (Steve Volk, Rolling Stone)

The racist roots of campus policing (Eddie R. Cole, WaPo)

The Lies Cops Tell and the Lies We Tell About Cops (Stuart Schrader, The New Republic)

‘I will protect my brother’s name’: Family of Minneapolis man killed by deputies demand accountability (Christine Fernando, USA TODAY)

Sahan Journal article on the clearing of George Floyd Square

Campaigns to Defund Police Have Seen Major Wins — and They’re Not Stopping (Asha Ransby-Sporn, Truthout)

Emails show Minneapolis police chief coordinated with PR pros to fight council, protect budget (Logan Carroll, MN Reformer)

The Forge Special Issue: The Uprisings: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Angela Davis Statement of Solidarity with Palestine, Gaza and Sheikh Jarrah

Botched Minneapolis drug case raises questions over secrecy of informants (Andy Mannix, Star Tribune)

How the US and Israel exchange tactics in violence and control (Mersiha Gadzo, Al Jazeera)

Police and State Violence Have Secondary Impacts: Complex and Lasting Trauma (Aislinn Pulley & Cindy Eigler, Truthout)

Police Convictions Are Not the Goal. Abolitionists Have Bigger Dreams. (Movement Memos Podcast)

Defunding the Police Isn’t Punishment—It Will Actually Make Us Safer (Paige Fernandez, Cosmo)

Celebrating Derek Chauvin’s conviction is not enough. We want to live (Derecka Purnell, The Guardian)

A World Where George Floyd And Ma’Khia Bryant Would Still Be Here Is A World Without Police (Mariame Kaba and Andrea J. Ritchie, NewsOne)

You Cannot Divorce Murder From Policing (Movement Memos Podcast)

Activists say Ma’Khia Bryant’s shooting proves that Chauvin guilty verdict just the start (Céilí Doyle, Columbus Dispatch)

What ‘Minnesota Nice’ Sweeps Under the Rug (David Lawrence Grant, NYT)

Minnesota Values White Comfort More Than Black Lives (Justin Ellis, NYT)

You. Are. Not. Welcome. Here. Being Black in Minnesota (Michael Kleber-Diggs, MN Reformer)

With Mayor Lightfoot and Chicago officials placing blame on everyone except police, how does Little Village heal after Adam Toledo’s shooting? (Kelly Garcia, The Triibe)

Once Again, Police Rally Around Their Death-Dealing Power (Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic

Incompetent, Dangerous, Irredeemable: Police demonstrate persistent failure to uphold oath to protect and serve, continue to play executioner of Black people (ISAIAH)

To End Mass Incarceration, We Need to Bust the Myths That Prop It Up (James Kilgore interviewing Victoria Law, Truthout)

Abolition Is a Collective Vision: An Interview With Mariame Kaba (The Nation)

Who will keep us safe in a world without police? We will (Hari Ziyad, Salon)

Oakland’s Plan to Shift Calls Away from Police Should Go Even Further (Molly Greene, The Appeal)

The Solution to Violence Against Women Will Never Be ‘More Police’ (Katie Way, Vice)

Mariame Kaba, Abolitionist and Author, on We Do This Til We Free Us (interview by Kandist Mallett, Teen Vogue)

A quiet storm: Unraveling the kind heart, troubled mind, and sudden death of Dolal Idd (Hibah Ansari, Sahan Journal)

The George Floyd Act wouldn’t have saved George Floyd’s life. That says it all (Derecka Purnell, The Guardian)

Abolishing the police and prisons is a lot more practical than critics claim (Noah Berlatsky, NBC)

How George Floyd’s Death Is Pushing Minneapolis to Rethink Public Safety (Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal)

Police Brutality in Rochester Proves that Police ‘Reform’ is a Myth (Thomas B. Harvey, Justice Project)

The Fantasy of Community Control of the Police (Ricardo Levins Morales, Zola Richardson, Jonathan Stegall, and Woods Ervin)

Police Abolition 101: Messages When Facing Doubts

A Black Lives Matter Founder on Building Modern Movements (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, New Yorker)

The So-Called ‘Kidnapping Club’ Featured Cops Selling Free Black New Yorkers Into Slavery (Jonathan Daniel Wells, Smithsonian Mag)

‘I Want Us To Dream A Little Bigger’: Noname And Mariame Kaba On Art And Abolition

Black Minnesota Man Walks Free After 18 Years in Prison Following Questions About Conviction (TIME)

The Bad Cops: How Minneapolis protects its worst police officers until it’s too late (Max Nesterak + Tony Webster, Minnesota Reformer

What 100 Years of History Tells Us About Racism in Policing (ACLU)

Black America is over-policed and under-protected (D.A. Bullock, MN Reformer)

Incremental Change Is a Moral Failure (Mychal Denzel Smith)

Defund the Police and Refund the Communities (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Public Books)

“KARE 11 Investigates: Message from the grave reveals another needless jail death”

MPLS Small Business Open Letter for Formation of Emergency Response Teams

COVID Needs Are Urgent, But Many Cities Are Prioritizing Police Funding Instead (Debbie Southorn, Truthout)

Abolition Will Remain A Struggle Long After Election Day (Cherrell Brown, Essence)

Mass Protest Is Coming and the Cops Are on Trump’s Side (Kelly Hayes & Shane Burley, Truthout)

So You’re Thinking About Becoming an Abolitionist (Mariame Kaba, #AbolitionForThePeople)

What Could Have Kept Me Out of Prison (Nicole Lewis, Aviva Shen, Katie Park, Slate)

Between the Numbers (Nyemadi Louise Dunbar, Pollen)

An Anti-Rape Movement Without Police (Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic)

Racial Capitalism & Prison Abolition Zine

NYT Profile of Angela Davis (Nelson George)

“Defund Police” explainer video by Project NIA and Blue Seat Studios

Stolen Freedom: The Ongoing Incarceration of California’s Indigenous Peoples (Morning Star Gali)

Losing My Son to Police Violence: A Conversation With Gwendolyn Woods (Kiese Laymon)

Why Arguments Against Abolition Inevitably Fail (Angela Y. Davis, Medium)

Aching for Abolition (Camonghne Felix, The Cut)

Coronavirus in Jails and Prisons (Kelly Davis, The Appeal)

If You’re New to Abolition: Study Group Guide (Abolition Journal)

To Stop Police Violence, We Need Better Questions — and Bigger Demands (Mariame Kaba)

Even A Pandemic Couldn’t Stop Police Shootings. Activists Explain Why Abolition Must Be Our Goal (Mary Retta, Refinery29)

Alternatives to Policing Based in Disability Justice

Where Calling the Police Isn’t the Only Option (Sarah Holder and Kara Harris, CityLab)

After 100 Days of Protest, Writers and Photographers Reflect on What They’ve Witnessed (Harper’s Bazaar)

Constructive summer: Grassroots giving in a time of need (Emily Cassel, City Pages)

Teaching Abolition in the Classroom Curriculum (Ed Lib MN)

How a New Wave of Black Activists Changed the Conversation (Jenna Wortham, NYT Magazine)


How Did We Get Here? Three links on MPLS history

‘I don’t want pity, I want change’ (Letetra Widman)

THE ABOLITION MOVEMENT (Josie Duffy Rice, Vanity Fair)

Why These Sexual Assault Survivors Support Defunding The Police (Alanna Vagianos and Jenavieve Hatch, Huffpo)

Why “Crime” Isn’t the Question and Police Aren’t the Answer (Alec Karakatsanis, Current Affairs)

Ending Mass Incarceration Is Only the Beginning (Schenwar/Law Interview)

What Is Abolition, And Why Do We Need It? (Reina Sultan and Micah Herskind, Vogue)

Defund the Police (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker)

Young People Are Leading the Growing Movement for Police-Free Schools (Tasasha Henderson, Truthout)

America’s Policing System Is Broken. It’s Time to Radically Rethink Public Safety (Josiah Bates & Karl Vick, Time)

‘We can enact the future we want now’: a black feminist history of abolition (Lola Olufemi)

‘Defund the police’ movement could offer sexual assault survivors a different path for justice, experts say (Wilson Wong, NBC News)

The Problem With “Community Policing” (Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law)

Community Policing and Other Fairy Tales (New Comic Book!)

Minnesota Labor Can Lead The Nation as we Reimagine Public Safety Together (Anna Kurhajec, Workday MN)

Police Violence Against Black Disabled People Can’t Be Ignored Anymore (Elyse Wanshel, Huffpo Black Voices)

We Have Already Stopped Calling The Cops (Aviva Stahl)

We Want More Justice For Breonna Taylor Than The System That Killed Her Can Deliver (Mariame Kaba & Andrea J. Ritchie)

Maru Mora Villalpando: The Time Is Now, Whatever It Costs

Get in Formation: A Community Safety Toolkit (via Vision Change Win)

How Prison Abolitionists Are Meeting the Moment (The Appeal)

Resources from Defund the Police: What Comes Next? Webinar, 7/12/20

How Defund and Disband Became the Demands

How I Became a Police Abolitionist by Derecka Purnell

‘Abolish The Police’ Isn’t New. This Energy Is.

Alexis Okeowo: How the Police Could Be Defunded

Pods and Pod Mapping Worksheet

Teen Vogue: 8 to Abolition Is Advocating to Abolish Police to Keep Us All Safe

Angela Davis: ‘We knew that the role of the police was to protect white supremacy’

Essence: Policing Has Failed: For Real Public Safety, We Need A Million Community-Driven Experiments

Sahan Journal: St. Paul School Board Vote Police Out of Schools

Twitter thread of community/neighborhood media discussing abolition

Tamara Winfrey-Harris: The Reckoning Will Be Incomplete Without Black Women and Girls

Mariame Kaba: Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police

MPD150: What are we talking about when we talk about “a police-free future?”

MPD150: How you can help!

Sheraton Sanctuary interview + info

How decades of racist policies and “white mob violence” heightened tensions in Minneapolis

Towards the horizon of abolition: A conversation with Mariame Kaba


Ruth Wilson Gilmore interview in the NYT

FAQS about abolition