The Police-Abolition Fad Won Progressives Nothing But Backlash And Misunderstanding

An autopsy of a journalistic error driven by privileged people

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Police abolition has been super hot since George Floyd was killed back in late May. How hot? In a mid-June review of Alex Vitale’s 2017 book The End Of Policing, one of the bibles of that movement (and available for free here), Matt Yglesias ran down the copious recent coverage the book had received:

When the activist Mariame Kaba wrote her June 12 op-ed…

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