Lee Camp: How To Stop 99% of the Police State

A sign that reads 'Abolish The Police' attached to the security fencing surrounding the Hennepin County Government Center as the trial continues for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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February 27, 2023

Behind The Headlines on Feb 22, 2023

Over 800,000 police walk the streets of America every day. If you look at what police REALLY do with their every hour on-duty, we could easily replace 99% of them. Here’s how.

See also:

Cut Police Budgets: Police Violence Reached an All-Time High Last Year, by Sonali Kolhatkar

‘Broken Windows Policing’ & the Killing of Tyre Nichols, by Marjorie Cohn

The End of Policing, by Alex Vitale

Trouble in town? Send in the Maroon People! by Melinda Burrell

From the archives:

Lee Camp and Alex Vitale: Should We Abolish Police?

Uh Oh, Here Comes the Occupying Army, by Robert C. Koehler + Goodbye, Tyre, by Leslie D. Gregory

Cop City Is The Future They Want, Unwavering Resistance Must Be Our Answer, by Kenn Orphan

PSL Editorial: Democrats Deepen Embrace of the Cops with Police Funding Bills

Police Are a Lie, by David Swanson

Geo Maher: A World Without Police + Nonviolence and Restorative Justice (Must-see)

Abolishing Police and Abolishing Militaries, by David Swanson

David Swanson and Greta Zarro: How to Demilitarize Police

Alex Vitale: Defunding The Police Is The Future + Anya Parampil and Frank Chapman: What Does Community Control Of Police Look Like?

3 thoughts on “Lee Camp: How To Stop 99% of the Police State

  1. European countries have more police than the US. This is from an open in the Mpls Tribune a few months. It provided convincing evidence that the presence of police was an effective deterrent to crime. The more the better. As we know from Euro experience they don’t have to be armed.

    • I’m sure you’re right. It would be even more effective if every nation in Europe were a police state, with police on every street corner, 24/7 web cameras in every room of every house and guillotines on every high street “as a deterrent”. Because if you’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve nothing to fear. Have you never done anything wrong to anyone, spearman3004? Are the police always 100% correct in the people they arrest?

      Has it never occurred to you that there might be better, less destructive of society and more effective ways of reducing offending behaviour? And that what you and the Right narrowly define as ‘crime’ conveniently leaves out corporate and government crimes?

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