Resources

Below you will find media resources on the topics of systemic violence, the Prison Industrial Complex and the Carceral State, and policing:

Systemic Violence:

Articles:

“We Insist: A Century of Black Music Against State Violence”

The Prison Industrial Complex:

Policing:

Police Abolition

Documentaries:

Flint Town (2018) 

Articles:

“What the Police Really Believe”

“The Invention of the Police”

Police Reform: Changing the Law to Change Policing

“How to Actually Fix the Police”

“Police Reform is Necessary.”

Books:

Best Books on Police Brutality 

Race and the Police 

Misc.

Resources to Teach the History of Policing 

Abolition:

Reading:

Reading Towards Abolition: A Reading List on Policing, Rebellion, and the Criminalization of Blackness 

Books on Abolition and the Black Struggle

Articles:

“Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police”