We stand in solidarity with the righteous national uprising for racial justice sparked by the police lynching of George Floyd. It will take more than cries for justice that appeal to the power structure in the vain hope that it will respond and reform itself. We must impose our demands on the power structure.

Securing our demands means restructuring the power. With respect to policing, we must make the police accountable to the people and no longer let them police themselves in their own interests and in the interests of the existing power structure that supports the police to reinforce racial and class hierarchies.

The tools provided below are intended to help your local community craft and fight real, systemic change in policing.


The Marshall Project’s 1033 Database

Find out what kind of military weaponry, vehicles, and equipment your local law enforcement agencies receiving through the 1033 program, which supplies free military surplus to law enforcement.

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Vera Institute of Justice Arrest Trends

The Vera Institute of Justice Arrest Trends research shines a light on how effective current policing policies are.

Check out the data.

SPLC Whose Heritage map

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Whose Heritage Map shows the locations of hundreds of confederate monuments around the country.

Check out the map.

Tear Gas (Free ebook)

Get a FREE copy of Anna Feigenbaum’s Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets TodayTear Gas is the first history of this poorly understood weapon.

Get your free copy here.

USA Today’s Police Misconduct Database

This database contains searchable records of officers who lost their certification as a result of disciplinary action. The database contains over 30,000 officers from 44 states.

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Killed by the Police Database

This database contains record of police killings, sorted by year, including a video map showing the shootings over time.

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Use of force project

This database looks at use of force policies in various police departments around the country and how those policies impact police violence.

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The Movement for Black Lives launched the Vision for Black Lives, a comprehensive and visionary policy agenda for the post-Ferguson Black liberation movement, in August of 2016. Over the past several years it has been updated policy briefs for each demand to reflect a dramatically changed political landscape since the Vision was launched, and in response to calls to deepen the Black feminist and disability justice analysis.

Read the Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform. 


The Capital Hill Autonomous Zone is a community led area of Seattle that has been born out of the George Floyd protests in the city.

Read the CHAZ Demands.

Our Campaign Policies and Statements

Our campaign has been talking a lot about the current uprisings and advocating for community control of the police as a solution to the present crisis of militarized over-policing.  Check out some of our campaign press releases, statements, and discussions as we seek to provide leadership and vision while Trump and the Republicans stoke the flames and Biden and the Democrats offer lip service, but no real action. 


An Idea Whose Time Came and Never Left

This policy paper makes the case for reviving the Black Panther Party program for community control of the police, an idea whose time came 50 years ago and never left.

Community control means elected neighborhood review boards with real investigative and policy-making powers in their communities and a citywide elected police commission to set citywide police department policies and determine disciplinary sanctions for police misconduct. The Panther’s program was designed to give oppressed communities control of their police departments in order to hold police officers accountable for misconduct and to institute a culture and policies for policing so that police departments serve and protect communities instead of abusing them.

Read the full policy paper. 



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Video: With Margaret Elizabeth on the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone

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Video: Interview With Cam Gordon, GREEN Minneapolis City Council Member

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