I honestly don’t know what to post today… the events of this weekend have totally shocked and saddened me, and anything we would normally post feels incredibly wrong. So I’m just going to post a few quick links to amplify discussions readers are already having — some quick links to things that I and my friends are doing — and then post a usual Coffee Break for people who want to have discussions about whatever. Obviously, this list isn’t conclusive at all — please add your own suggestions in comments.
Discussions Readers are Having
Small Actions to Take to Help
- ResistBot – You can write to your governor and state representative and request
- that your state enact laws requiring police officers to display their badges at all times — only California has such a law in place right now and in some cities many officers were taping over their badge numbers. (h/t my old law professor, @Heidi Li Feldman)
- that your state build a statewide database for decertified police officers, or take place in a national database (h/t @JulianCastro — who I see now has a lot of good ideas, including abolishing secrecy laws surrounding disciplinary hearings with cops)
- strong Citizen Review Boards / civilian oversight boards (h/t AOC and numerous others)
- Donate – This bail fund splits your donation across multiple cities; this is a thread with links to bail funds for individual cities
- Educate Yourself – We’re rounding up anti-racist books for CorporetteMoms; I’ll try to drop a few links here as well.