Goals for Abolishing Dearborn Police
The history of Dearborn is rooted in racism and white supremacy. Mayor Hubbard, an openly racist segregationist, called on Dearborn Police to keep Black people out of Dearborn. Dearborn has upheld his legacy and utilized the police to target and harass Black people. We must defend our Black neighbors and visitors. The first part of this means dismantling the very institutions that have systematically targeted, harassed, and murdered Black people.
We are currently working towards step 0 and step 1 simultaneously. We see great value in keeping up sustained community pressure on our City Council representatives to accomplish our goals.
Step 0 (Unique to Dearborn because of our legislative context): Make it legal to defund the police
Step 2: Demilitarize our Community
Step 3: Remove Police from Schools
Step 4: Free People from Jails and Prisons
Step 5: Repeal Laws that Criminalize Survival
Step 6: Invest in Community Self-Governance
Step 7: Provide Safe Housing for Everyone