Ep 79: Yes; Abolish the Police

After getting an eyeful of tear gas myself, I’m fired up to make the case for the full transformation of the police. I take the time though to discuss the issues of the fight over demands, the particulars of de-funding, the breaking up of police responsibilities (a redistribution you could say), as well as give clear examples of the program put into action, featuring a look at the Kurdish commune in Syria does policing.

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Music: Interm: Freedom is a Verb, by Daniel Khan and the Painted Bird
Ending: Her Kurd Ebin (I am a Kurd!); Kurdish Patriotic Anthem

Sources

Waking up from the American Myth
www.rt.com/op-ed/490671-george-floyd-protests-establishment/
Forbes reports on the growth of the demand for de-funding
www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2020/06/04/la-mayor-slashes-lapd-budget-as-calls-to-defund-police-slowly-pick-up-steam/
Anti-austerity and environmental argument for de-funding the police.
newrepublic.com/article/157984/defunding-police-good-climate-policy
Newsweek publishes the practical argument for police abolition
www.newsweek.com/defund-police-not-extreme-better-solutions-safer-1509713
Same title; more radical arguments for abolition
http://undergroundreporter.org/abolishing-americas-police-forces-isnt-crazy-sounds/
An example of crisis response teams in action
www.cbsnews.com/news/mental-health-team-responds-to-emergencies-oregon-alternative-to-police
How the leftist Kurds of Northern Syria handle public security. Gun toting grannies
http://hawzhin.press/2020/06/01/how-to-abolish-the-police-lessons-from-rojava/
Extras:
Teenvouge’s breakdown of the movement and the need for radical demands
www.teenvogue.com/story/black-lives-matter-revolution-coopt
The town in mexico that kicked out corrupt police and gangs; became safer.
www.mintpressnews.com/crime-in-mexico-cheran/249131/
Another newrepublic piece on ending Cop unions, reports on the progress of starting that effort
newrepublic.com/article/157918/no-cop-unions

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