Criminal Justice & Policing Reform

Abolishing incarceration for profit. Ending the criminalization of poverty. Demilitarizing/defunding police. Providing ample resources to communities.

Video / Audio

Check out this collection of videos and podcast episodes focused on peace and justice at the local level and globally.

'No justice, no peace': more than 1,000 people fill streets of Lancaster

More than 1,000 protesters, holding signs and yelling chants, walked through Lancaster city Saturday afternoon, following suit with dozens of cities across the nation after George Floyd's death on May 25 in Minneapolis.A police officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes, according to charging documents.

Macro n Cheese Podcast Ep. 73 - Rights, Justice, Equality And All Things Funky with Irami Osei-Frimpong

If any of our listeners aren’t following The Funky Academic on his website, YouTube, or Twitter, this episode will change all that. Macro n Cheese usually leans heavily towards economics, but Irami Osei-Frimpong arrives at many of the same conclusions that we do, yet gets there by a different route. That helps make this such an interesting interview. In these disturbing times, his strong sense of humor and irony are a welcome respite.

Written Materials

Check out these related articles from our local community and beyond.

Academic Publications

A collection of peer-reviewed white papers and working papers from our friends in the MMT academic community.

Principled Policing Procedural Justice and Implicit Bias Training

The relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve must be grounded in trust in order to ensure safety and protection for all.

H.R.1714 - Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act

This bill aims to rein in a program that has transferred, in an utter free-for-all, more than 6.8 billion dollars’ worth of military equipment to our domestic peace officers. Whether it has anything to do with the revelation that the Pentagon’s 2018 war-games included a response to a homegrown Gen Z rebellion, or if instead they’re just a bunch of cosplaying sadists, either way, this bill is a small step in the right direction. Peace officers everywhere would still be able to acquire their fully-automatic weapons, grenades and other explosives, unmanned aircraft, armored vehicles, etc., they’d just have to tell the Department of Defense why they needed it, get their local governing bodies permission, and promise to give it back when they’re done.

Policy Resources

Links to progressive bills and proposals currently making their way through the United States Congress

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