Divesting from Police. Defending our Protest Rights.
Divesting from Police. Defending our Protest Rights.
In the wake of countless Black lives lost at the hands of police, we’re committed to fighting alongside Black organizers and Black-led groups like Movement for Black Lives to reduce the role, power, and scale of policing in America. But as people take to the streets to demand justice and shine a light on systemic racism, their calls are being met by violent and unconstitutional law enforcement attacks. We are fighting back and will not let attempts to harm and silence Black protest and people go unchecked.
Last updated on June 17, 2021
Know Your Rights While Protesting Police Brutality
The Constitution protects your right to protest, but it isn’t without risk. Know your rights.
Divesting From Police and Investing in Communities
We are committed to bringing an end to this country’s long standing nightmare with police violence. Together with our partners and allies, we are fighting to greatly reduce the role, presence, and responsibilities of police in America.
Current Legal Actions
Across the country, we’re fighting back against unconstitutional law enforcement attacks on protesters and journalists. We’re even calling on the U.N. to intervene.
When Black Mourners are Threatened with Official Violence
Police and federal agents were ordered to monitor George Floyd's burial and authorized to use "deadly force" if necessary. This racist, harmful role for policing is all the more reason for the need to fundamentally rethink the role of policing in American society.When Black Mourners are Threatened with Official Violence
True Justice for Breonna Taylor Won’t Come From Criminal Charges Alone
People are rightfully losing faith in the law’s ability to deliver justice. Here’s what prosecutors could do to fix that.True Justice for Breonna Taylor Won’t Come From Criminal Charges Alone
For Black Immigrants, Police and ICE Are Two Sides of the Same Coin
Millions have poured onto the streets to yell “Black Lives Matter.” Advocates from Black immigrant communities say that should include theirs as well.For Black Immigrants, Police and ICE Are Two Sides of the Same Coin
The Law Enforcement Violence Trump Won’t Talk About
Law enforcement officers have used sharpshooters to maim people, swept protesters away in unmarked cars, and brutally attacked journalists, legal observers, and medics.The Law Enforcement Violence Trump Won’t Talk About
Stop the Police Surveillance State Too
We can't let cash-strapped police departments shift from racist human policing to racist technology-driven policing.Stop the Police Surveillance State Too
Police Divestment Efforts Must Include Universities
Young people on campuses around the country are calling for an end to private university policing.Police Divestment Efforts Must Include Universities
Communities Deserve Better Than Bayonets and Grenade Launchers: The Defense 1033 Program Must End Now
The 1033 program is the vehicle that enables militarized responses against protestors, at the Southern border, and to advance the failed drug war.Communities Deserve Better Than Bayonets and Grenade Launchers: The Defense 1033 Program Must End Now
Should We Abolish the Police?
As calls to "defund the police" evolve to "abolish the police," At Liberty takes a look at what abolition means, and what a world without police might look like.Should We Abolish the Police?
A Constitutional Crisis in Portland
We're taking the Trump administration to court to block the unconstitutional actions of federal agents in Portland, Oregon.A Constitutional Crisis in Portland
Dallas Police Killed My Unarmed Son. Their Brutality is a Global Problem.
My only son was murdered by a Dallas police officer. It's time we demand an end to the routine killing of Black people by the police in America.Dallas Police Killed My Unarmed Son. Their Brutality is a Global Problem.
Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham on Building a Lasting Movement
The activist, educator, and writer joined At Liberty to discuss what makes this moment different, and how to compel real change.Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham on Building a Lasting Movement
"All Hell Broke Loose."
Four protesters and a journalist from across the country share their stories of being targeted with “less-lethal” weapons by police during the George Floyd uprising."All Hell Broke Loose."
'Black Lives Matter' is About More than the Police
Black life must be valued at every stage and in every facet of society. We won't rest until it is.'Black Lives Matter' is About More than the Police
Black Communities Cannot Wait Any Longer. The Time to Divest Is Now.
For years, Black activists and organizations like the Movement for Black Lives have been calling for the reckoning we now see in the streets, and we have a responsibility as a nation to meet their call.Black Communities Cannot Wait Any Longer. The Time to Divest Is Now.
Police are Attacking Journalists at Protests. We’re Suing.
We are facing a full-scale assault on the First Amendment freedom of the press.Police are Attacking Journalists at Protests. We’re Suing.
More Military Deployment and Terrorism Investigations are an Outrageous Response to Black Pain, Grief, and Anger
The government should not escalate the tension, fear, and pain we’re seeing and feeling across the country.More Military Deployment and Terrorism Investigations are an Outrageous Response to Black Pain, Grief, and Anger
The Time for Thoughts and Prayers is Over
Minneapolis police conducted a racial terror lynching of George Floyd in broad daylight. President Trump’s reaction tells you all you need to know about his commitment to seriously address racism in America.The Time for Thoughts and Prayers is Over
Why is it so Hard to Hold Police Accountable?
"There's not a few rotten apples," one protester told At Liberty this week. "The tree is rotten from the roots up."Why is it so Hard to Hold Police Accountable?