On Abolition and the History of the Police

On July 9, 2020, Dkéama Alexis of BQIC (Black Queer & Intersectional Collective) led a thought provoking seminar on how the police grew into an institution in the united states. This talk discusses how the legacy of the police is situated within our country’s violent history of chattel slavery, genocide, and capitalistic greed. Including in this talk was a discussion of what police and prison abolition is, why it’s necessary for creating a free world for the most oppressed, and how we can continue working towards it in Ohio.