Spaces for Abolition

There are many places in our communities where we do not need police presence. As we’ve seen over and over again, having police in these spaces not only doesn’t make our communities safer, it can often escalate a situation and bring violence into non-violent spaces.

Through our town halls, we’ve identified this list below but we invite you to highlight additional spaces and share them with your City Councilmember.

  • Schools
  • Parks
  • Evictions
  • Shoplifting
  • Homelessness
  • Domestic abuse
  • Caring for rape victims
  • Public transportation
  • Welfare checks
  • Substance abuse situations
  • Car accidents, DUIs and traffic violations
  • Police reports for property crimes
  • De-escalation of any situation
  • Neighborhood gatherings
  • Parties or noise complaints
  • Concerns about street vendors
  • Mental health crises
  • Any space involving children
  • Small-scale economic crimes (like the one that catalyzed the murder of George Floyd)

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