At SURJ, we talk a lot about the ways people of color are at risk from the police and the judicial system. But when faced with a crisis, white people often still turn to the police for help, even when that puts our neighbors at risk. It’s important to learn about the alternatives to calling the police before you’re in a crisis, so that those alternatives become second nature.
Truth Out suggests a a New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Call the Police.
Let’s keep all our neighbors safe by exploring alternatives to policing.