RESOURCES ON ABOLITION
There is not a single era in United States history in which the police were not a force of violence against black people. Policing in the South emerged from the slave patrols in the 1700 and 1800s that caught and returned runaway slaves. In the North, the first municipal police departments in the mid-1800s helped quash labor strikes and riots against the rich. Everywhere, they have suppressed marginalized populations to protect the status quo.
— Mariame Kaba, New York Times
What is #DefundNYPD, and what does abolition mean?
There are tons of amazing organizations working towards defunding the police and abolition
How does the NYC budget process work?