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

Abolition + DefundNYPD 101

April 02, 2020

What is #DefundNYPD, and what does abolition mean?

Abolition Organizations + Resources

April 01, 2020

There are tons of amazing organizations working towards defunding the police and abolition

NYC Budget Process

March 30, 2020

How does the NYC budget process work?