After months of organizing that included the establishment of two protest encampments, Philadelphia’s unhoused people successfully pushed the city to agree to provide housing on a community land trust on October 14.
Axon Inc., a $6 billion company known for body cameras and “Tasers,” claims to be making “rapid growth” in U.S. prisons and markets abroad.
Over 2,000 mathematicians have signed a letter agreeing to boycott all collaboration with police, and insisting their colleagues do the same.
Our conversation addresses a number of issues relating to e-carceration including how it deprives people of their liberty, why electronic monitoring is not better than prison, and the use of surveillance technology in the time of COVID-19.
We discuss the fundamental issues with reform & the co-optation of abolitionist demands, how electronic monitoring denies people’s basic needs while shifting the costs of incarceration from the government onto the individual, why community policing is anti-community, and more.
Students see police as a source of violence and their only protection against it—a contradiction underscoring the need for new school safety models.