In 2017, on the 150th anniversary of the Minneapolis Police Department, MPD150 produced a people’s history and performance evaluation of the MPD. That report, “Enough Is Enough,” was expanded in 2020, and continues to be available for free. While the work goes on, MPD150 itself was never meant to be a permanent organization—just a collective of community members who came together to work on that specific project.
As we sunset, we invite community to join us for this virtual panel to hear about the past, present, and future of abolition on Monday, November 14, at 7pm. The event is free, but registration is required.
In the meantime, here’s a look back at some of the narrative-shifting work that MPD150 was part of, since even if that specific formation is ending, the work definitely goes on:
- The “Enough Is Enough” Report
- The “Community Policing and Other Fairy Tales” Comic (included, in its entirety, in the report)
- The Abolition FAQs Zine, which Interrupting Criminalization and Project NIA expanded into “Police Abolition 101: Messages When Facing Doubts”
- The #AbolitionReadings Zine
- One of the most robust abolition resource pages on the internet
- “The Fantasy of Community Control of the Police” Resource
- The “Copaganda: Police Trials as a State and Media Kettling Tool” Toolkit
- And our closing project, the Lupine Project