Defund, reform or abolish police departments – those are the growing calls among some US protesters.
Already, the ideas are taking hold, as the Minneapolis City Council pledged to dismantle its police department this week. Why is this movement gaining traction?
The Take went to Minneapolis, Minnesota to find out from novelist Raphael Johnson. We also speak to Kami Chavis, director of the Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest University and Simone Weichselbaum, a writer at The Marshall Project.
Amy Walters produced this episode with Priyanka Tilve, Ney Alvarez, Dina Kesbeh, Alexandra Locke and Malika Bilal. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Alex Roldan is the sound designer. Stacey Samuel is The Take‘s executive producer, and Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.
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