A newly-formed group of activists are teaming up with Copwatch, an anti-police brutality group that records video of police conduct in their communities, to create “no-cop zones,” and maybe even disarm the police, through the use of direct action.
“Disarm NYPD” is a new collective seeking to immediately stop the New York Police Department from killing anyone ever again. The group seeks to monitor and pressure police, with the help of local communities and Copwatch groups, until they retreat from over-policed neighborhoods and then maintain these cop-free zones with alternative, community-based forms of conflict resolution. Along with that, the group also seeks the total disarmament of the police.
“We feel that the police have proven that they’re not responsible enough to carry arms due to the fact that they’ve been killing people so consistently for so many decades,” said a member of Disarm NYPD, who chose to remain anonymous. “We feel that they should be disarmed immediately.”
Along with stripping police of their weapons, Disarm NYPD wants to push the police out of neighborhoods entirely. Then, within these spaces, the group wants to help residents form conflict-resolution bodies to make police obsolete and to build councils and networks to enable local communities to organize their own lives.
Let’s join together to use reason and the power of inference.
Cops go where the crime is. They don’t go where crime isn’t. Therefore, if you don’t want cops hanging around, don’t be doing the kind of crime which draws their attention. Since this is the kind of area where the cops hang around a lot, too much for the liking of these activists, it must be a high crime area. The kind of people who make this a high crime area aren’t going to be deterred by conflict resolution and restorative justice.
But that’s not the point. Cui bono when the cops are gone? One, dope dealers and dope gangs, two, dope users, (which explains the interest that non-black leftists have in “Copwatch” and “Disarm NYPD,” as well as other political movements), and three, considering the No-Go Zones in Europe, AQ-ISIS. Should this milieu get its way, bet on Mohammed al-Terroristiqua planting himself in the no-cop zones.
In reality, the only people these people are kidding are themselves. In the real world New York, the people that run things and the people that really matter are fishing for the next candy-coated pretext that they’ll use to shovel all these “real” Bronx residents out of the Bronx. Once those areas become gentrified, then they won’t be “over-policed” anymore.