Why are people pushing to divest from policing?

How racist policing took over American cities, explained by a historian

Vice: The Police are not Here to Protect You

Cities Ask if It’s Time to Defund Police and ‘Reimagine’ Public Safety Could This Bill Be a First Step Toward Taking the Police Out of Policing?

Mother Jones: interview with Alex Vitale (What a World Without Cops Would Look Like)

Even though the police don’t produce safety, how can we make communities safer?


Teaching and learning tools to think through divesting from policing and investing in safety


Abolition For The People

Police Abolition 101 Zine

Other campus demands and actions

California must lead the way in abolishing school and university campus police

A Call for Ivy+ Libraries to Divest from Police and Prisons and Invest in Life-Giving Resources

Op-Ed: If Black lives matter to colleges, they’ll divest from campus policing

From The Daily: Divest to invest – the reality of dismantling the police

Students call on University to divest from police forces and invest in Black communities