Why the Idea of Abolishing the Police Isn’t So Far-Fetched, According to Activists

Amid countless incidents of Blacks dying at the hands of police, the push for sweeping police reform is stronger than ever before. However, a group of grassroots organizers in Chicago is opting to take a different route — by abolishing the police altogether.

According to the Chicago Reader, grassroots groups around the city are already making moves to put their abolitionist ideas into practice. However, they insist the notion isn’t as crazy as it sounds.

The idea began with a local activist named Jessica Disu, who appeared on a televised Fox News town hall discussion on the recent killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the deadly police ambush in Dallas. The time came for Disu to voice her unpopular opinion as fellow speakers touted false claims that Black Lives Matter endorsed the killing of police officers.

“This is the reason our young people are hopeless in America,” she said. “Here’s a solution: We need to abolish the police.”

“Demilitarize the police, disarm the police,” Disu continued amid boos from the crowd. “We need to come up with community solutions for transformative justice.”

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