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Should DSA support the call to abolish the police? & How can we abolish the police? Next District 3 Meeting


June 18
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm



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One of the central demands that has emerged from the BLM uprising is to defund the police.  Alongside this, many are going further and demanding to abolish the police.  Should DSA take up this call to abolish the police? What does it mean to abolish the police? Is this possible under capitalism? How would public safety look under socialism?

American public opinion is undergoing a transformative change in the wake of the George Floyd protests. Three-quarters of the country supports the demonstrations. An equal percentage believe Floyd’s death is a sign of broader problems in how police treat black Americans. New polls show broad support for a wide array of police reform measures.

The only policy that had clear opposition was defunding the police. How can we win a majority to support the demand to defund the police? 


Meeting ID: 859 6834 0290

+12532158782 (Tacoma)