The Fantasy of Community Control of the Police

(photo by Nancy Musinguzi)

“Instead of struggling to take over and redirect the master’s tool, we call for investing the resources now poured into policing directly into community initiatives whose core missions are about helping, healing, and sustaining people, not controlling them. Instead of a one-size-fits-all blueprint, abolition allows communities to imagine and build a world that centers community needs, taking into account local cultural traditions and existing programs and resources.”

—Ricardo Levins Morales , Zola Richardson , Jonathan Stegall , and Woods Ervin

Read the full piece over at The Forge.