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Big THANK YOU to Cate Young @battymamzelle for creating the above linked website with email link. Tools like this make the work accessible!
We must continue to apply pressure to get justice for Breonna Taylor and hold the officers involved in her death accountable: Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove.
Join our CALL TO ACTION and follow the steps below using email and social media to garner attention and demand justice.
You can copy and past the language below into an email and send:
Email Subject: We demand justice for Breonna Taylor
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, Robert.email@example.com
My name is [NAME] and I am a resident of [CITY/STATE]. I am emailing today to demand accountability in the unjust murder of Breonna Taylor. I demand that Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove each be arrested and charged for 2nd degree murder for the wrongful death of Breonna Taylor.
June 5th would have been Breonna’s 27th birthday but she is unable to celebrate because on March 13th your police recklessly executed a raid using a “no knock” warrant on the wrong home.
We can demand #JusticeForBreonna & also work toward larger transformation system wide by taking actions locally and nationally to #DefundThePolice. Here are some action items and information about Defunding the Police.
Email government officials and council members to reallocate egregious police budgets towards education, social services, and dismantling racial inequality via this crowd-sourced tool.
What does it mean to Defund The Police?
This is a helpful article to start the conversation:
Why Police Abolition Is a Useful Framework — Even for Skeptics
Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for recent protests, but several different explanations have been offered for what it actually means. The semantic dispute reveals key philosophical differences among its proclaimers: The abolitionists who coined the term see gutting police budgets as one step toward a policeless society; others who’ve adopted it see policing as redeemable and worth preserving — a common view that much evidence suggests is folly…” Click here to continue reading.
This is a comprehensive Critical Resistance Abolition Organizing Tool Kit.
This tool kit covers the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) and puts the PIC in conversation with Health Care, Employment, Social Services and other social issues to create a much more complex analysis of what “Defunding The Police” means as part of a larger Abolitionist philosophical strategy with action steps.
This tool kit is 109 pages long and emerged out of discussions that began in Boston in March 2002. Members of Critical Resistance (CR) and partner organizations gathered for a roundtable discussion on abolitionist organizing strategies. Click here to access the full tool kit.