Original Air Date: 8–8-2020
Today we take a look at the concept of defunding the police; what it means, what it doesn't, and what the goals of the movement are.
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Jelani Cobb describes how the relationship between black Americans and the police has become a “barometer” for race relations in the country and that explosive tensions are “overwhelmingly” in response to an issue of police use of force.
Trevor hosts a panel on movements to radically reimagine policing in the U.S. with Patrisse Cullors, Josie Duffy Rice, Sam Sinyangwe, Mychal Denzel Smith and Alex S. Vitale.
Explaining that an overburdened police system that takes on way too much, including much that is outside the realm of their training, is something that no one should want.
Aaron Bastani interviews author of ‘The End of Policing’, Alex Vitale, to ask just how bad law enforcement is in the United States, and what can be done about it.
Josie Duffy Rice joins Jamilah King for a discussion about the recent police killing of Rayshard Brookes in Atlanta, the deep racist and classist structural issues with policing in America, and why defunding the police is only step one.
In the wake of the police slaying of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protesters have not only flooded the streets, but they're actively pushing reforms that go well beyond traditional solutions.
Racism is baked into the U.S. model of policing. More and more people are starting to believe that no amount of "reform" will help; a full tear-down is required. But what does "defunding the police" actually mean?
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss the future of policing and community-oriented systems of public safety in the United States.
Congress is reckoning with how to respond to the protests and calls for police accountability. Two national reporters join to discuss the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.
Notes on the uprising and how we move forward without allowing the forces of neoliberalism to co-opt the movement.
Amid a worldwide uprising against police brutality and racism, we discuss the historic moment with legendary scholar and activist Angela Davis.
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What Exactly Does It Mean to Defund the Police? (The Cut, NY Mag,)
What Does It Mean to Invest in Black Communities? (The Nation)
How to Defund the Police (The New Yorker)
How to Make Defunding the Police a Reality (The Nation)
The Cities Taking Up Calls to Defund the Police (Bloomberg)
Why We’re Demanding No Cops for Veep (The Nation)
Researched & Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
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