"reform the police"
The city of Albuquerque has been a test case for police reform since the cops murdered James Boyd in 2014. The DOJ stepped in, fired many of the officers, and has forced the APD to submit to federal oversight and adopt new accountability policies for the past six years. None of it has worked.
Valente Acosta-Bustillos was killed 3 months ago.
Max Mitnik was killed 2 weeks ago.
Clifton White has spent all month in jail for protesting.
All this time we've remained one of the worst places in the country for police shootings. Nothing has changed. I hope you'll think of ABQ when people urge you to push for reforms and half measures instead of abolition.
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