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Protecting the Right to Protest

Protecting the Right to Protest

Today, Emancipate NC joined with our partners at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the ACLU of North Carolina to protect the rights of protesters in North Carolina. First, on behalf of community groups including, Raleigh Police Accountability...

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Why I Believe Change is Actually Gonna Come This Time

Why I Believe Change is Actually Gonna Come This Time

by Dawn Blagrove, Executive Director As Sam Cooke sang — a change is gonna come.   Never have these words been more true in my lifetime. Never have I been more sure that a radical reimagining and rebuilding of the American criminal justice system is...

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A Vision for Schools Without Cops

A Vision for Schools Without Cops

by Aneesha Tucker, EmancipateNC Intern Dignity in Schools is launching a vision called “Counselors Not Cops: Ending the Regular Presence of Law Enforcement” that imagines an alternative to the regular occupation of law enforcement in schools. The data on arrests and...

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Police Accountability is a Human Right

Police Accountability is a Human Right

George Floyd was murdered by a man who had so little value for the life he was snuffing out that he casually put his hand in his pocket as he waited for Mr. Floyd to die. Renegade cops do not start dehumanizing people by murdering people.  No. A murderer starts...

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Hold Your Sheriff Accountable During COVID-19

Hold Your Sheriff Accountable During COVID-19

The global spread of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on those incarcerated, leaving them incredibly vulnerable to illness. As the world shelters in place to save lives, we are asking county sheriffs to do everything they can to keep those incarcerated safe. We urge you...

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Hold Your District Attorney Accountable During COVID-19

Hold Your District Attorney Accountable During COVID-19

Prisons are now more dangerous than ever, with little to no ways to protect those incarcerated from COVID-19. We are asking our friends and supporters to get in touch with your District Attorney, via email, phone, and social media and demand the release of caged...

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