Colin Kaepernick Launches Movement For Future Without Police Or Prisons
Colin Kaepernick launched a new social justice movement the goal of which is to bring about a Utopian future without police or prisons.
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took to social media on Tuesday to launch a new social justice movement. The goal his movement is to bring about a Utopian future without police or prisons.
ABOLITION FOR THE PEOPLE: The Movement For a Future Without Policing & Prisons
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) October 6, 2020
Kaepernick Launches New Movement
Kaepernick has launched what he calls “Abolition for the People,” a movement that seeks to end what the former NFL player describes as the “scourge of police terrorism.” Kaepernick has teamed up with the Medium publication and LEVEL on this endeavor.
The announcement for this movement reads:
‘Abolition for the People,’ a project produced by Kaepernick Publishing in partnership with LEVEL, seeks to end that debate once and for all. Over the next four weeks, the project will publish 30 stories from organizers, political prisoners, scholars, and advocates — all of which point to the crucial conclusion that policing and prisons do not serve as catch-all solutions for the issues and people the state deems social problems.
Not only do police and prisons fail to make us safer, but reform has only strengthened their most toxic ingrained practices. The only answer is abolition, a full dismantling of the carceral state and the institutions that support it. Instead, we need to invest in a future that puts justice and the needs of the community first. A future that, as Colin Kaepernick himself says in his introductory essay, makes us safer, healthier, and truly free.
The need for abolition is rooted in the anti-Blackness intrinsic to policing and incarceration — phenomena which will be amply proven over the coming days — but the realization of it offers justice for all people in all communities and global liberation from systemic oppression. We invite you to read and learn along with us.
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Kaepernick Blasts Police And Prisons
Kaepernick let his personal feelings for police and prisons be known in an article of his own for Medium in which he explained his new movement.
“The central intent of policing is to surveil, terrorize, capture, and kill marginalized populations, specifically Black folks,” Kaepernick wrote. When it comes to prisons, he said that “they only exist to isolate, regulate, and surveil” black and brown people.
“Prisons do not disappear problems, they disappear human beings,” he added, quoting the writer Angela Davis.
Unsurprisingly, Kaepernick offered virtually no explanation of how this Utopian society he envisions will monitor and control crime. Instead, he acts as if crime will simply vanish from the Earth once his vision is enacted.
“To be clear, the abolition of these institutions is not the absence of accountability but rather the establishment of transformative and restorative processes that are not rooted in punitive practices. By abolishing policing and prisons, not only can we eliminate white supremacist establishments, but we can create space for budgets to be reinvested directly into communities to address mental health needs, homelessness and houselessness, access to education, and job creation as well as community-based methods of accountability.”
Kaepernick Is Prioritizing Criminals Over Law-Abiding Americans
Kaepernick went on to add that “prisons do not contain a ‘criminal population’ running rampant but rather a population that society has repeatedly failed.”
Once again, Kaepernick is prioritizing criminals over law-abiding Americans.
It’s clear at this point that Kaepernick’s ultimate goal is to destroy America as we know it. It’s both sad and disturbing that he continues to be given a platform by the left to spread his dangerously radical ideas to the public.