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Do you ever wonder how cops get off?
Every time a cop kills or brutalizes a Black person and isn’t convicted or even charged, we wonder, “how did that cop get off?” While we hope for a different outcome each time, true justice doesn’t come from a guilty verdict, nor does that determine the value of Black life. Cops go free because they are protected--by our culture, laws, institutions and the people who run them.
Keeping our communities safe requires more than police or policing. For our communities to thrive, we must redefine what safety means. We must work together to make significant public investments in people--not police. So that we are all free and safe. Join us!
A three-part animated video series, breaks down three major elements that keep cops protected and reinforce racist practices that harm our communities: the public narrative, the protectors in the legal system, and laws.
Part 1: The Narrative
We are constantly bombarded with cop shows, movies and media that make us think cops do no wrong and lead society to call for increased police presence, it’s called copaganda.Learn more
Part 2: The Protectors
Police and their unions, prosecutors, and politicians let police escape accountability.Learn more
Part 3: The Law
Two legal ideas explain how cops can commit violence against Black people and not be held accountable.Learn more
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