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Policing and Criminalization

Advancement Project's Justice Project supports grassroots movements in communities of color that challenge racial criminalization and call for genuine police accountability.

Recent uprisings in American cities like St. Louis, Baltimore, and Baton Rouge, reawakened a centuries-old struggle to free Black and Brown communities from oppressive and discriminatory law enforcement.

These pivotal moments generated a new wave of movement resistance until policing practices and the entire criminal justice system are reformed. Yet, while systemic reform has gained broader and more mainstream support in the wake of events like #Ferguson, a new federal administration still seeks to turn back the clock and fortify the police state in communities of color.

Advancement Project’s Justice Project supports grassroots movements in communities of color that challenge racial criminalization and call for genuine police accountability.

The Justice Project provides short- and long-term support to local campaigns seeking not simply to reform, but to wholly dismantle systems that over-criminalize and over-incarcerate people of color in the name of “law and order.” We aim to help impacted communities define the terms and control the means by which peace is realized in their streets and neighborhoods, and to re-imagine for themselves how “safety” is pursued.

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Advancement Project Statement on Verdict in Trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez

A police officer claiming to be in fear when encountering a Black person should not be enough to justify taking a life.

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DHS Raids Ignore Blatant Civil Rights Abuse and Fuels Hypercriminalization and Mass Incarceration

As President Obama prepares to leave office, he is solidifying his tarnished legacy when it comes to incarcerating families in need of safety.

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Racial Justice Groups Denounce Gov. Scott’s Power-Grab

Governor Scott joins a long, ugly history where Black people are told that their political participation doesn’t matter and can be voided.

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Latest Racist Killing Yet Another Fatal Reminder: Normalizing Racism Entails Deadly Risk

The rise of hate crimes like this one are countenanced because of the White supremacist views embraced across this country and by those in power.

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Racial Justice Groups Unite in Call for Solidarity

An attack on one is an attack on all, and we will meet this with resistance and affirmations of each other’s humanity.

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Enhanced Protections for Law Enforcement Officers without Comprehensive Accountability is an Attack on Black and Brown Communities

Trump and Sessions are painting a false picture of a nation riddled with violent crime in an effort to reverse every shred of progress that has been made.

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Video of North Carolina Police Officer’s Assault of Black Female Student Shows Why Cops Don’t Belong in Schools

Schools should be a safe place for learning and growth for all children. This can’t happen until officers are taken out of schools.

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Police Must be Held Accountable for the Murder of Walter Scott

To anyone who cannot comprehend why Black and Brown communities and their allies are marching in the streets screaming ‘Black Lives Matter,’ this is why.

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Sessions is Latest Dangerous Addition to Trump Administration

Offering Jeff Sessions the post of attorney general is how Trump comes through in his promise – we are witnessing how words morph into policies and practices that harm people of color.

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Police Killings of Black People Must Stop

The merciless killings of Keith Lamont Scott, Terence Crutcher and Tyre King also perfectly exemplify how Blackness in America is still equated with criminality and guilt.

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Expanding Police in Schools Will Not Address Racial Disparities in School Discipline or Keep Our Children Safe

It’s time to start prioritizing student success, not student criminalization.

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Increased Attacks on Communities of Color Are Unacceptable

Our movement is too organized, too energized, and too determined to stand by quietly while our communities are attacked.

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