04 Oct 2021

Massachusetts Chief of Police Sends Racist Emails to Town Officials, Keeps Job

“I couldn’t resist!!!” That’s the last line of a particularly racist email sent by Leyden, Massachusetts Police Chief Daniel Galvis to town officials and fellow officers on March 8, 2016. The email, a chain forward called “FW: How Is Tarzan Doing?” ends with the noble savage telling a nameless third

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NYPD officers on cell phones. Photo by Elvert Barnes on Flickr.
12 Aug 2021

Abolishing Police Surveillance In NYC: Will Transparency Help Or Make It Harder?

New York City implemented a police surveillance transparency law, but activists are divided on if it helps or hurts their cause.

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Photo credit: Ali Rodriguez-Murray
19 Jan 2021

New Hampshire’s Homeless Fight For Shelter Despite Forceful Encampment Evictions

New Hampshire’s homeless population, urgently fighting for shelter in a pandemic, struggles as state ignores demands and evicts encampments.

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"Hand in Hand" (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)
01 Oct 2020

Thousands Of Mathematicians Join Boycott Against Police Collaboration

Over 2,000 mathematicians have signed a letter agreeing to boycott all collaboration with police, and insisting their colleagues do the same.

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Bio photos of Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar
08 Sep 2020

Beyond Prisons Podcast: Prison By Any Other Name Feat. Maya Schenwar & Victoria Law

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.

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Credit: Dylan Rodríguez
05 Aug 2020

Beyond Prisons: Dylan Rodríguez, Part II: Police Accountability Is Casualty Management

This is the second part of Beyond Prisons’ two-part conversation with professor, author, and abolitionist scholar Dr. Dylan Rodríguez.

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Plants grow on a burned out police car. Illustration by Dan Nott on Instagram (Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBV0i3kD8bl/)
27 Jul 2020

How Transformative Justice Responds To Violence Without The Carceral System

Abolitionists have confronted violence through Transformative Justice, which models different skills and principles for approaching harm and violence.

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The Police Enter (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)
15 Jul 2020

Community Organizers Address Sexual Violence Without The Criminal Justice System

Nicole Froio examines how some prison abolitionists are approaching gendered harm without the involvement of the criminal justice system.

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Alameda County Sheriff's Office BearCat. Photo by San Leandro Privacy on Flickr.
14 Jul 2020

Federal Asset Forfeiture May Undermine Efforts To Defund Police

Asset forfeiture is potentially a major obstacle to defunding police because the public lacks control over external revenue sources.

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10 Jun 2020

Democrats Push Reforms That Will Not Fundamentally Change Policing

Proposals for police reform by Democrats are distressingly similar to prior proposals that have done nothing to fundamentally change policing. In fact, the vast majority of provisions in legislation introduced in Congress were recommended by a task force convened by President Barack Obama five years ago.

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