Event Title

Rationale for the Arguments to Defund or Abolish the Police in America

Presenter Information

Natalie Hutson, Seattle University

Publication Date

2020

Start Date

29-8-2020 11:10 AM

End Date

29-8-2020 11:35 AM

Moderator

Haley Cummins

Description

Police Brutality is an issue that dates back to the first police forces in America but the call for solutions has been to reform the institution. Now we are seeing a shift in the conversation around solutions to defunding police or abolishing policing in many places all together. Reform has not done enough to stop people from being wrongfully killed by police and we must have the important conversation to change the way we view policing in our society so American communities can be better protected and served. This presentation will outline the history of police and police brutality in America, why we are seeing a shift from ideas centering around reform to those that call to defund or abolish the police, and what those newly mainstream solutions would look like in the context of American society.

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Rationale for the Arguments to Defund or Abolish the Police in America

Police Brutality is an issue that dates back to the first police forces in America but the call for solutions has been to reform the institution. Now we are seeing a shift in the conversation around solutions to defunding police or abolishing policing in many places all together. Reform has not done enough to stop people from being wrongfully killed by police and we must have the important conversation to change the way we view policing in our society so American communities can be better protected and served. This presentation will outline the history of police and police brutality in America, why we are seeing a shift from ideas centering around reform to those that call to defund or abolish the police, and what those newly mainstream solutions would look like in the context of American society.