Defund the Police?

ON ENDING THE POLICE/COMMUNITY CONFLICT CYCLE

This issue of the Mad Sociologist in the News was so big, I needed two videos. In the last video I discussed the relationship between the police and black communities as a social conflict cycle rooted in history and grounded in our culture and institutions. Here is Part II where I start a conversation on how to end this conflict cycle in such a way that it benefits black communities and the police.

Sources

https://www.cato.org/survey-reports/policing-america

https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2017/03/black-men-threatening

https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2017/03/black-men-threatening

https://madsociologistblog.com/2015/05/12/racism-is-more-complicated-than-that/

https://madsociologistblog.com/2014/12/28/implicit-bias-the-thomas-theorem-and-police-violence/

https://madsociologistblog.com/2014/11/24/ferguson-and-the-thomas-theorem/

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01846-z

https://openpolicing.stanford.edu/publications/

https://theconversation.com/the-racist-roots-of-american-policing-from-slave-patrols-to-traffic-stops-112816

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4800748/

https://harpers.org/archive/2016/04/legalize-it-all/

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2016/aug/28/reince-priebus/did-hillary-clinton-call-african-american-youth-su/

https://www.vox.com/2018/12/1/18121221/george-hw-bush-willie-horton-dog-whistle-politics

https://www.vox.com/2020/6/5/21279530/ta-nehisi-coates-ezra-klein-show-george-floyd-police-brutality-trump-biden

https://wwnorton.com/books/A-Colony-in-a-Nation/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/13/atlanta-shooting-police-officer-kills-black-man-wendys-drive-thru/3183209001/

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2020.html

https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/8483c82f-en/index.html?itemId=/content/component/8483c82f-en

https://www.hamiltonproject.org/charts/rates_of_drug_use_and_sales_by_race_rates_of_drug_related_criminal_justice

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/02/police-marching-with-protesters-george-floyd-reform

https://time.com/5854986/police-reform-defund-unarmed-guns/

https://www.nj.com/camden/2020/05/nj-police-chief-carries-banner-helps-lead-march-in-peaceful-protest-of-george-floyd-killing.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/07/over-past-60-years-more-spending-police-hasnt-necessarily-meant-less-crime/

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0011128710382263?journalCode=cadc

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/13/18193661/hire-police-officers-crime-criminal-justice-reform-booker-harris

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-prisons-make-us-safer/

https://eji.org/news/study-finds-increased-incarceration-does-not-reduce-crime/

https://www.vox.com/2020/5/31/21275994/police-violence-peaceful-protesters-images

https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-defunding-the-police-really-means/

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2020/6/1/21276828/pandemic-protests-police-public-health-black-lives-matter

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/24/police-huntsville-alabama-mental-health-call/?arc404=true

https://www.asanet.org/news-events/footnotes/sep-oct-2015/research-policy/william-julius-wilson-says-his-arguments-race-and-class-still-apply

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/06/04/us-spends-twice-much-law-order-it-does-social-welfare-data-show/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/03/10/we-spend-100-billion-on-policing-we-have-no-idea-what-works/

https://www.trainingreform.org/

https://www.odmp.org/search/year?year=2020

These Resources were found after I mapped out the video. 

https://www.asanet.org/news-events/footnotes/jul-aug-2020/features/police-culture-and-inequality

https://www.hrw.org/legacy/reports98/police/index.htm

https://www.asanet.org/news-events/footnotes/jul-aug-2020/features/demography-police-involved-homicides

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