In 2017, we created the nation’s first independent, online police reporting service. We wanted to hold cops accountable and make every place safe for all Black people.
Nearly 2,700 reports and multiple partnerships later, we realized that reform doesn’t make us safer: it sustains police terror. But, none of this work was in vain.
By organizing alongside people most impacted by policing, we learned that building a world in which we are all safe to live and love, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, or wealth, requires the total abolition of police.
And we learned that across the country, people are ready to reimagine safety. Some are already creating alternatives to police that communities want and need.
We’re quitting the project of reform and harnessing the power of community and technology to reimagine safety and create a world without police.
Our team is building an unprecedented, nationwide network of abolitionist organizations, mobile crisis teams, and community organizations. And to supercharge our shared vision of a life-affirming world without police, we’re developing a bold alternative to 911—a dispatching system that actually responds to conflict and crisis with care, not violence.
Right now, it is practically impossible to prevent ourselves or those we love from coming into contact with the police.
But we want to live in a radically different future, one where everyone is safe and police are rendered obsolete.
As we create new tools, and nurture new relationships, we’re learning a whole lot—about ourselves and what it will take to build a life-affirming world where police are obsolete.
If you are interested in funding this work, or learning more about the journey ahead, please contact Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if your team or organization is interested in joining our network, and co-developing technology that serves your vision of a world without police, please contact Cosette at email@example.com.
We’re ready to build with you.