The 2020 uprisings in response to the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, are calling for local governments to de-fund their police forces. Police reform, divestment, and abolition are policy changes that Black-led organizations have been advocating for years as a piece of the solution to ending anti-Black racism. The Black Lives Matter movement, co-founded by organizers Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Cullors in 2013, has resulted in ongoing campaigns that are deeply connected to the current moment.
This page collects research and statistics about police brutality and police department budgets, toolkits and policy proposals for ending police brutality, and articles from news organizations about the George Floyd protests and government response.
A new class on the subject of Race and Policing will be offered in the fall by Abe Daudi.
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