April 20, 2021

"You. Can. Not. Reform. This."
One of the centerpieces of police reform is the call to require them to wear body cameras. But there has been no reduction in police violence as more and more departments spend millions of dollars incorporating this requirement and citizens with smart phones fill the Internet with videos of egregious police conduct.

I discuss why organizations with roots in capturing and punishing Africans who attempted to escape carceral slavery, whose members ignore the law themselves while using it to capture, incarcerate, and kill those who do not fit in what their limited worldview defines as citizen cannot be reformed in "You. Can. Not. Reform. This."