A persuasive primer on police abolition from two veteran organizers

Product Code: 9085
ISBN: 9781620977323
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The New Press
Pages: 416
Published Date: 08/30/2022
Availability:In stock
Price: $18.99

“One of the world’s most prominent advocates, organizers and political educators of the [abolitionist] framework.” —NBCNews.com on Mariame Kaba

In this powerful call to action, New York Times bestselling author Mariame Kaba and attorney and organizer Andrea J. Ritchie detail why policing doesn’t stop violence, instead perpetuating widespread harm; outline the many failures of contemporary police reforms; and explore demands to defund police, divest from policing, and invest in community resources to create greater safety through a Black feminist lens.

Centering survivors of state, interpersonal, and community-based violence, and highlighting uprisings, campaigns, and community-based projects, No More Police makes a compelling case for a world where the tools required to prevent, interrupt, and transform violence in all its forms are abundant. Part handbook, part road map, No More Police calls on us to turn away from systems that perpetrate violence in the name of ending it toward a world where violence is the exception, and safe, well-resourced and thriving communities are the rule.

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“Exploring movements to defund and abolish police through the lens of long legacies of Black feminist abolitionist organizing, No More Police offers an unflinching look at the traps that lie along the path to abolitionist futures, and critical guidance for readers who want to be part of bringing them into being. Add this timely and engaging book to the top of your must-read list.” —Angela Y. Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz

“More than a synthesis and summation of the conditions of our movements’ work over the last two years, and more than just an abolitionist movement timeline going back decades, Kaba and Ritchie weave together our collective stories, contradictions, tensions, and all, and gift us with a road map to a future free of cops and cages. This is a must-read in the abolitionist lexicon.” —Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Movement for Black Lives and co-director of the Highlander Center

“Kaba and Ritchie provide a much-needed primer on the demand to defund the police and how that demand can be leveraged toward an even more fundamental transformation of the violence of policing. The authors root their analysis in the reality of today’s movements and offer practical, concrete recommendations that activists and organizers can put to work right now.” —Rachel Herzing, co-author of How to Abolish Prisons

“Kaba and Ritchie are knowledgeable, passionate, and skilled at elucidating complex concepts clearly, without sacrificing nuance. The book is deeply researched and flawlessly argued, and the plan they lay out is practical, compassionate, and circumspect. . . . A brilliantly articulated plan to abolish the police.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

No More Police is a passionate, eloquent condemnation of the carceral policies and mindsets that have long governed America.” —Booklist (starred review)

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