September 19: a Nationwide Day of Protest, and Dialog on Community Control of Police

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, September 10, 2020 Community control puts us on the path to both defunding and abolishing the police – so why are many  Black Lives Matter chapters withholding support? The Black masses want justice, security and democracy (also known as “self-determination”) to be part of the equation.” Despite the unprecedented wave of “Justice[…]

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Community Control of Police – and a Whole Lot More

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, June 18, 2020 Abolition of the police begins with community control, in which community representatives not only hire, fire and oversee the cops, but decide the nature of the policing that is necessary and acceptable. “Movements are about amassing power to the people, not collecting promises from corporate flunkies.” The wave of[…]

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