Illustration of people building the Berkeley Police Station

Toward a Berkeley where all residents feel safe

CITY AFFAIRS: Recent police reforms in Berkeley mark significant progress in public safety, should be only the beginning of transformative change

Reforming an institution rooted in a legacy of state-sanctioned racial violence will take a paradigm shift, both in police culture and public attitude.
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Illustration of a group of police officers towering over a group of protesters

US, Berkeley should defund police budgets

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Investing in community, safety means defunding the police

Defunding police departments would be a strong first step to correct systemic oppression, and it would advance America toward eventual abolition of the police.
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