Tag: defund the police
While grassroots activists have made progress on the aforementioned fronts, the demand to defund police remains stubbornly out of reach—for now.
“Many of us know police and state violence intimately; we live in or come from communities with a constant knee on its neck; one that bears no promise of letting up.”
With the Post’s prominence as a leading publication for political coverage, it’s no wonder Americans are resistant to the idea of defunding: The news they’re reading is telling them to resist it.
Lawmakers across the country are proposing policy measures to cut or loosen ties to traditional policing.
Today, even as ideas for police reform that barely surfaced in corporate media in the past are becoming part of the mainstream conversation, media continue to try to steer that conversation away from its radical edge.