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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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By Zerline Hughes

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#FreeBlackMamas with Michigan Liberation this Mother’s Day

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Michigan Liberation Freedom Plans: Black Mama Bailout
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Advancement Project National Office Statement: The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, by Armed white Men in Georgia

Georgia resident, 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, was killed by father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael in February. The nation learned of the killing this week by way of unearthed video footage two months later. The McMichaels have yet to be arrested for the egregious incident and have said they thought Arbery, who was jogging, was thought to be a burglar. In response, Advancement Project National Office offers the following statement.

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Civil Rights Organizations Sue Wayne County Jail for Immediate Release of Vulnerable People Ahead of Deadly COVID-19 Spread

MEDIA CONTACTS Zerline Hughes Spruill,…

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Complaint Against Wayne County (MI) Jail in Seeking Relief for Incarcerated Persons from COVID-19
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Federal Judge Orders Miami Jail To Follow CDC Guidelines Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Media Contacts: Maya Boddie,…

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Preliminary Injunction Granted for Miami Jail To Follow CDC Guidelines Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
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Advancement Project Wins Temporary Restraining Order to Protect the Health of People in Oakland County Jail Ahead of COVID-19 Outbreak

Media Contacts: Joshua Garner,…

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Temporary Restraining Order Granted in Oakland County (MI) Lawsuit for COVID-19 Protections
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Civil Rights Organizations Sue Oakland County Jail For Immediate Release of Vulnerable People Ahead of Deadly COVID-19 Spread

MEDIA CONTACTS Joshua Garner,…

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Local and National Civil Rights Organizations Win Temporary Restraining Order to Protect the Health of People in Miami Jail Ahead of COVID-19 Outbreak

Media Contacts: Maya Boddie, 757-788-9182,…

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