Police cannot be allowed to continue aggressive, violent, and often unconstitutional policing with impunity.Opal Tometi
- Identify data-driven and community-based alternatives to traditional policing practices that continue to harm BIPOC communities
- Divert emergency calls of mental distress and wellness checks away from law enforcement to trauma-informed crisis responders as persons with untreated mental illness are 16 times more likely to die during a police encounter.
- Reduce spending on police to reallocate more funding to public education, and community resources and services. On average, the United States spends twice as much on policing than social welfare services, with national policing costs averaging $115 billion a year.
- Replace police with employees from a city department, and increase traffic calming measures to remove officers from traffic enforcement. Research shows Black drivers are roughly 20 percent more likely to be stopped by police — with officers more likely to use force — compared to their white counterparts.