The Fantasy of Community Control of the Police

February 15, 2021


Recently, I collaborated with one of my dear Reclaim the Block comrades, Zola Richardson, along with broader movement comrades Woods Ervin and Ricardo Levins Morales to write this article, “The Fantasy of Community Control of the Police.”

“Instead of struggling to take over and redirect the master’s tool, we call for investing the resources now poured into policing directly into community initiatives whose core missions are about helping, healing, and sustaining people, not controlling them. Instead of a one-size-fits-all blueprint, abolition allows communities to imagine and build a world that centers community needs, taking into account local cultural traditions and existing programs and resources.”

Read the full piece at Forge.