cater, in one way or another, to people that do not drink.Its purpose is to serve as a reference for sober people (be they in recovery, temporarily abstaining from booze, or are teetotal) who wish to go on a date or celebrate an occasion with something more adult than a ginger-ale or a shirley temple.In addition to fewer Black people being killed by those police our life would be much better.I am starting to think we are better off without them. That if we shut them all down today and transferred all the resources they control to communities to set up systems of community safety and accountability we would all be much happier.[: An incredible organization created by Black and Asian feminists that interviewed people about what they did to intervene in partner abuse and sexual assault without the state.This is one of the things they created - a huge guidebook with tons of concrete examples, stories and tools for how folks have done this work.But, your neighbor is setting off fireworks at 3am, or there’s intimate partner violence happening outside your window, or you see someone hit their child in public… We start by saying, an alternative to this system should exist. writes, “White friends and family, I think we are better off without the police.I think we might be safer, happier, healthier if there were no police.
They have been used surgically for much longer but not particularly as well known.: An organization created by Black women in East Oakland that is a community controlled alternative and/or addition to calling 911 for emergency medical care.They created it after the ambulances were just not showing up or cops were showing up first.: An organization that works with folks who have committed sexual assault or partner abuse who want to take accountability.(Caroline Loomis): An open letter, a resource list, and some great exercises for stretching your imagination to consider why you call the police and how you might make different choices and build alternatives in the future.: A book co-authored by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinh, Ching In Chen, and Jai Dulani about abuse inside activist communities and how folks have dealt with it without the cops (was out of print, is now back in print).