Reform, divestment and abolition are all methods that have been suggested to address the issue of police violence and the over-policing of Black, Indigenous and people of color communities. This week's issue offers a Bruin perspective on reimagining policing.
Learn about the alternatives to policing, what abolition looks like and how your experiences with law enforcement at UCLA can impact how the University addresses public safety moving forward.
Jackie Robinson Stadium was used as a field jail to detain Black Lives Matter protesters on June 1, 2020. Detainees and organizers, including Oceana Gilliam, M.P.P. '19, and Jodi Scofield, Exp. M.S.W. '21, returned to the stadium six months later to reclaim the space and call for divestment of police and investment in the community.
In April, Dr. Tyrone Howard and Rasha Gerges Shields, J.D. '01, were appointed co-chairs in addressing public safety at UCLA. You can share (anonymously if you choose) your concerns, recommendations and/or experiences regarding campus public safety and policing through this form.