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Wow, that last #thread really took off. Let’s try another. I want to think with folks about how we can talk about #SurvivingRKelly outside the logic of the prison industrial complex.
Many of the people who responded to my last thread engaged in carceral logics saying some variation on “his ass should rot in jail” if not calls for his death. Are there other ways we can imagine justice, accountability and healing?
Prison abolitionist Mariame Kaba has said, as ppl raised w/ carceral logics it’s hard for us to imagine or desire alternatives. The #prisonindustrialcomplex has limited how we think about justice—even though other nations do things differently.
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So beautiful seeing so many in the streets this wknd to #keepfamiliestogether & #FreeOurFuture - last week I wrote about why these fights are directly linked to the #AbolishPolice/#AbolishPrisons fight blackyouthproject.com/if-family-sepa…
I know it is hard sometimes as Black organizers to watch communities we have attempted to engage, only to be ignored, show up in such large numbers when Black ppl aren’t the specific center of the action.
Now is a good time post massive action to make these connections loudly & clearly. To say it out loud. To say it often. To ask our comrades to say it too.
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Thank you @EricFlackTV @wusa9 @charlesallen for confirming what we’ve been saying for years. @ChiefNewsham @DCPoliceDept @DCPoliceUnion @USAO_DC @SafeDC @MayorBowser are #GUILTY

#StopMPD #StopFOP #NoNewMPD #DivestFromPolice #DisarmThePolice
#BlackLivesMatter #BrownLivesMatter
# of people killed by police in 2018: 264

mappingpoliceviolence.org
Police officer isn’t in the top 10 most dangerous jobs.
Roofer: 4x more dangerous
Sanitation worker: 3.5x
Truck driver: 1.8x

washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2…

@MaxEhrenfreund
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