“Abolition is the future & we would love all hands on deck”
It’s a pretty safe bet that people who want to abolish police have never been in a situation where they really needed them.
Campus Reform reports:
Georgetown students demand to abolish campus police, even with DC crime on the rise
The Georgetown University Student Association established a new “working group” focused on abolishing the university police department despite rising crime in the nation’s capital.
The GU Student Association “advocates for student interests/initiatives and improves the student experience” at Georgetown University. To accomplish these goals, the Georgetown University Police Department Abolition Working Group was created as a subcommittee of the Policy and Advocacy Committee, according to the Georgetown Hoya.
The group’s stated goal is to “abolish” the Georgetown University Police Department.
In an update on the Georgetown University Student Association’s Instagram page, the group said, “Hey folks! Wondering what GUSA Senate is currently doing? The GUPD Abolition working group is doing some amazing work, committed & dedicated to conducting research about abolition and hosting weekly meetings.”
“Are you interested in learning more about abolition and how that can look at Georgetown? Abolition is the future & we would love all hands on deck,” the post continues.
The working group acknowledged that this is not an immediately attainable goal. In the meantime, the abolition group said it hopes to prepare the university community and engage university leadership in a discussion about the eventual change.
“I do not even know if I am going to see abolition at this university by the time I graduate, which is fine,” the group’s organizer Makayla Jeffries told The Hoya.
“But at least for me, and I know for a lot of people in the working group, the work will never stop. The work for abolition, the work for getting resources for people, the work for building communities of care, that is never going to stop. We are all just in it for the long haul,” she continued.
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