Police “Reforms” You Should Always Oppose

Ultimately, the only way that we will address oppressive policing is to abolish the police.

By Mariame Kaba

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I read today that President Obama has offered some measures for “reforming” the police.

Here is a simple guide for evaluating any suggested “reforms” of U.S. policing in this historical moment.

Ultimately, the only way that we will address oppressive policing is to abolish the police. Therefore all of the “reforms” that focus on strengthening the police or “morphing” policing into something more invisible but still as deadly should be opposed.