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I live in Camden, where the police department was disbanded and rebuilt. Here’s what you need to know about our police force and how it’s impacted the people who live here.

Dr. Stephen Danley is the graduate director of the MS/PhD in Public Affairs and Community Development at Rutgers University-Camden. He is a Camden resident, a Marshall Scholar, an Oxford and Penn graduate, and the author of “A Neighbourhood Politics of Last Resort: Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Right to the […]
I live in Camden, where the police department was disbanded and rebuilt. Here’s what you need to know about our police force and how it’s impacted the people who live here.
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We need more experiments like Seattle’s police-free zone

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We need more experiments like Seattle’s police-free zone
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Vote to disband Minneapolis police lets city council members ‘pose as great reformers while doing absolutely nothing,’ police brutality research group says

In the aftermath of the George Floyd killing, the Minneapolis City Council voted to disband the police department. A police reform organisation that has researched police brutality in the area, and advocated for change, for decades is against the idea. The plan, the group’s vice president said, would take years […]
Vote to disband Minneapolis police lets city council members ‘pose as great reformers while doing absolutely nothing,’ police brutality research group says
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I live and work in Camden, the New Jersey city that disbanded and rebuilt its police force. We’ve been upheld as a model for cities like Minneapolis, but there’s a lot more to the story.

Keith E. Benson is the author of “Education Reform and Gentrification in the Age of #CamdenRising: Public Education and Urban Redevelopment in Camden, NJ” and the president of the Camden Education Association. Camden has recently received attention as an example of a city that disbanded its police force – it […]
I live and work in Camden, the New Jersey city that disbanded and rebuilt its police force. We’ve been upheld as a model for cities like Minneapolis, but there’s a lot more to the story.
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Experts explain what abolishing the police could actually look like

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, many activists are calling for police forces to be defunded and the money put toward healthcare, housing, and social services. Other groups, like MPD150 and 8toAbolition, are demanding the full abolition of the police. On Sunday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio […]
Experts explain what abolishing the police could actually look like