Abolish Police and Prisons
DSA Praxis for NPC
1955

Today’s police perform ancillary duties like murder investigations, hostage crisis management, traffic policing, etc. which I don’t think will become unnecessary under even the most optimistic socialist revolution. I accept that the main goal of police is to protect property rights and enforce order and systems of oppression. But there is also a subset of policy activities which I think almost everyone agrees are necessary. IMHO abolition without a clearly articulated replacement is an almost impossible sell.

What do you picture *replacing* the police in order to carry out these jobs, especially the ones which do require force? Interested to hear your thoughts on initiatives like Civilian Led Policing.