Investing in Our Community: Why Defunding the Police Matters

Concurrent with the Black Lives Matter movement comes concerns over the militarization of police forces in communities across the nation, an issue that is no doubt one of immediate remediation. A solution that has caught both mass popularity and criticism is defunding the police, and while some associate it with the radical notion of abolishing […]

What Defunding The Police Could Look Like for Minneapolis And Other Cities

INTRODUCTION On June 7, 2020, 9 members of the Minneapolis City Council announced that they were intending to work toward a path of defunding and dismantling the current policing system in their city. Jeremiah Ellison, a city councilman for the district’s 5th ward, realized the necessity for the creation of an entirely new system: “We […]