Commentary & Current Events

Felber, Garrett: The Struggle to Abolish the Police Is Not New; http://bostonreview.net/race/garrett-felber-struggle-abolish-police-not-new
 
Felber, Garrett: Police Reform Hasn’t Stopped the Killings Before in Los Angeles. It Won’t Now Either; https://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/cw/los-angeles/20063-police-reform-hasn-t-stopped-the-killings-before-in-los-angeles-it-won-t-now-either
 
Losier, Toussaint: The Movement Against “Modern Day Slavery”; https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/09/prison-strike-slavery-labor-jls-abolition (note: not a super relevant piece concerning current moment but offers power insights to the development of incarceration)
 
 Reverby, Susan: Prisons and public health: Gov. Cuomo must let out thousands or many will die;  https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-prisons-and-public-health-20200327-fvrf4uxrr5bsze5xbjegfbhdmi-story.html (note: this piece is more related to the pandemic and covid than the uprisings but it provides another layer to demonstrate the widespread impact of failed policies in re: to the carceral state and policing)
 
Schrader, Stuart: Police Departments Are Parasites on the Public Purse; https://jacobinmag.com/2020/06/police-spending-austerity-defund-pandemic
 
Schrader, Stuart: How Empire is an Accomplice to the Murder of George Floyd, with Stuart Schrader; https://www.albawaba.com/news/how-empire-accomplice-murder-george-floyd-stuart-schrader-1365281
 
 Thompson, Heather Ann & Matthews, Dylan: How today’s protests compare to 1968, explained by a historian;  https://www.vox.com/identities/2020/6/2/21277253/george-floyd-protest-1960s-civil-rights (note: great piece of public-facing scholarship)
 
The Warren Center has added its name to the following statements about racist police violence…