Oct. 25: Our Enemies in Blue: Can the Police Be Reformed?


Police officers in riot gear monitor a rally from the State Capitol to the Xcel Center, site of the Republican National Convention (RNC), in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008. The RNC will be held from Sept. 1-4. Photographer: Keith Bedford/Bloomberg News

 

Tuesday, October 25
7:00 p.m.
Common Good Cafe
(Downstairs at the University Temple United Methodist Church)
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle, WA 98105

The Black Lives Matter movement has brought the issue of police violence to the fore in the United States. And yet, amidst protests in every major city of the country and a rapidly growing recognition of institutional racism, the cops have continued to kill. So far, in 2016, cops in the U.S. have murdered 856 people, including 21 people in Washington state.

Our movements have contemplated the concepts of community policing, jailing killer cops, and restorative justice among others, but can the police be reformed? Can the racist nature of policing in the U.S. be fixed?

Join the Seattle International Socialist Organization to debate and discuss these questions and more.

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