Derecka Purnell, a human rights lawyer and author, spoke at the first installation of the “Freedom Talks” lecture series. She discussed police abolition, her personal experiences with police officers, and the role of relationships in organizing.
Host Aaron Holton ’25 sits down with Staff Writer Zane Khiry ’25 to discuss the role of policing in communities; tactics such as no knock warrants; qualified immunity; and the idea of defunding the police.
Angela Davis is one of the most prominent communist activists and academics in the history of the United States. In her April 15 talk at Amherst, however, Davis shied away from some of the more adversarial ideological stances that make up the core of her public political identity, including her
This week, the Town of Amherst’s Community Safety Working Group has revealed some of the items requested in its proposal for the future of policing in the town, to be decided on in an upcoming May 3 Town Council budget meeting. It proposes [https://www.gazettenet.com/Community-responders-team-sought-in-Amherst-budget-40131259] slashing