How Defunding the Police Will Aid Climate Justice

Police in America Police killed over 1000 people in 2019, and 24% of these people were black, although black people only make up 13% of the population. The police force’s dark origin in America serves to remind us of our nation’s racist history, which pervades our society today through systemic oppression helped by the police. […]

Ending Police Brutality: The Benefits of Reducing Police Presence

Cries for Action Over the past weeks, the topic of police brutality, especially against the African American community, has dominated national news. In all 50 states and many countries around the world, protesters have taken to the street to call for police reform. The viral video that sparked cries of outrage showed a police officer […]

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 […]