Defund the Police – A Reading List
Find below articles and books related to policing, put together by the UB School of Law
A. Some Context
The History Of Police In Creating Social Order In The U.S.
George Floyd: Five pieces of context to understand the protests
Police the Public, or Protect It? For a U.S. in Crisis, Hard Lessons From Other Countries
B. Defund… Abolition
Movement 4 Black Lives, “Invest-Divest,”
Defund Police/Defend Black Lives
How Much Do We Need The Police?
The Only Solution Is to Defund the Police
Police “Reforms” You Should Always Oppose
Critical Resistance – “Reformist reforms vs. abolitionist steps in policing”
We Won’t Stop Until We Dismantle the Whole Racist System
Bill de Blasio Has Failed the Test of This Moment
What’s Wrong with Police Unions?
C. Reformist Plans and Ideas
Draft Democratic proposal seeks big changes to policing
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (January 2020)
Angela J. Davis, Bryan Stevenson, et al, Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment (2018)
Andrea Ritchie, Invisible No More: Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color(2017)
Danielle Sered, Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair (2019)
Alex S. Vitale, The End of Policing (2017)
Implementation Guide for President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, at https://noblenational.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/President-Barack-Obama-Task-Force-on-21st-Century-Policing-Implementation-Guide.pdf