ISO Event: Our Enemies in Blue: Can the Police Be Reformed?


When:
February 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2018-02-20T19:00:00+00:00
2018-02-20T21:00:00+00:00
Where:
Common Good Cafe (Downstairs at the University Temple United Methodist Church)
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle
WA
Contact:
Puget Sound Socialists (ISO)

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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. Last year, in 2017, cops in the U.S. murdered 987 people, including 38 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.

Suggested background reading:
* Can the police be reformed? (https://socialistworker.org/2016/06/28/can-the-police-be-reformed)
* Why the police aren’t on our side (https://socialistworker.org/2011/10/06/why-police-arent-on-our-side)
* Capitalism and policing (Audio) (https://wearemany.org/a/2015/07/capitalism-and-policing)