Accountability for Dearborn
Accountability for Dearborn's Guide to Abolition is a resource for everyone who is curious about carceral abolition, who needs help approaching conversations of abolition, who isn't sure what kinds of policies to advocate for as an abolitionist, or who is looking for additional resources to learn more.
This resource contains:
Introduction to abolition and basic definitions.
Modeled dialogues, addressing common questions about abolition.
Guide to policy change.
Demand Civilian Oversight of the Dearborn Police Department
We demand a safer city for all people who are impacted by the city of Dearborn's policing practices. We demand the city of Dearborn establish an Independent Civilian Oversight Commission of the Dearborn Police Department to protect civil rights, ensure transparency, provide greater accountability, help manage risk, and support a healthy community.
Dearborn Police have demonstrated a clear pattern of racist policing as evidenced by the department's own data
Racist policing has produced racial violence, resulting in the murders of Black and disabled people
An empowered Civilian Oversight Commission will prevent these harms from occurring, and create the conditions for healing after incidents have occurred
We are collecting online signatures from all individuals connected to or impacted by policing in Dearborn. Push our policy makers to recognize the urgency of civilian oversight for the Dearborn police. Add your name to the petition, share, and promote!
Discover data on Dearborn policing calls to service, citations, and arrests contextualized with historic and scholarly research.